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/

Elder Abuse Response and Referral Service (NROCRC)
613-596-5626 ext. 230

Hope for Wellness Helpline
1-855-242-3310
www.hopeforwellness.ca
24hr wellness line for members of the Indigenous community who would like help navigating challenging situations and accessing supports.

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.

WabanoCentre for Aboriginal Health
613-748-5999
www.wabano.com
Creates and delivers services to prevent ill health, treat illness and provide support and aftercare. PROGRAMS: Clinic (holistic health), healthy living, housing support, workshops & recreation.

COA Resources

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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