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  • Make future health, accommodation and legal decisions now, to ensure you get the support you need if you can no longer care for yourself and decisions can be made on your behalf.
  • Write down your wishes for future care in an advance care directive as this will help the person you choose to make decisions for you knowing that they are your choices.
  • If you are having trouble with daily life at home you may consider organising a carer or talking to your GP about local support services.
  • While you are thinking about your future aged care needs it is a good idea to make (or update) your will and consider who will make important decisions for you if you are not able to do so yourself.

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Reviewed on: 08-03-2018