Workshop 4 – Preparing for a Health Crisis

Objectives

In this session, you will:

  • discuss three common scenarios linked to health and aging
  • learn how advanced care planning can help prepare in case of a major health crisis
  • commit to taking action to increasing your own and others awareness of your wishes

Resources

Power of Attorney Toolkit
Download at no cost here: https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/pgt/poakit.php

Speak Up Ontario Advance Care Planning
www.advancecareplanning.ca/

Speak Up Workbook
www.makingmywishesknown.ca/

Speak Up Advance Care Planning Quick Guide
(guides you to do your own Advance Care Planning step by step) www.advancecareplanning.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/ACP-Ontario-Quick-Guide-03.2015_colour_FINAL-web.pdf

Death Cafes
www.deathcafe.com

Ontario Health - Home and Community Care Services
https://www.ontario.ca/page/homecare-seniors
1.800.538.0520.

COA Resources

Take Charge of Your Health Participant Guides
The Council on Aging of Ottawa, 2016 (available upon request)

  • Choosing to Age at Home
  • Being Prepared for a Sudden Health Crisis
  • When Living at Home is No Longer Possible

In and Out of Hospital Guide
A Senior’s Guide for Your Stay In Hospital And Return Home
The Council on Aging of Ottawa, 2013
A helpful resource for seniors and their family caregivers. It outlines what to expect before, during and after a hospital stay, and where to turn for more information and resources to help at home. (available upon request)

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