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  • Planning ahead will make it easier for your family to put things into place and know they are acting according to your wishes.
  • Making an advance care directive means your care and treatment preferences will be known to your loved ones in the event that you cannot make these decisions yourself.
  • Appointing someone  to be your medical treatment decision maker means they can make decisions for you if you are unable to. 
  • Consider getting professional financial advice to so you and your family know how you can get access to superannuation and insurance.

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Reviewed on: 08-03-2018