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  • Having an emergency care plan will mean you are prepared with instructions in case of an emergency or crisis.
  • Advance care planning involves thinking about what types of healthcare the person you care for may or may not wish to receive in different situations.
  • If you are unable to look after someone for a while, there are emergency respite services available.
  • If you think the person you care for is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call triple zero (000).
  • For 24-hour medical advice over the phone, call NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24 to speak to a registered nurse.

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Reviewed on: 19-10-2015