Resources These resources have been added in alphabetical order and may be useful depending on your needs.
Advance Care Planning
It is important to have a document in which you can make any particular wishes, goals, values and beliefs known in case you lose the ability or capacity to express them in the future. This can be done by either completing an Advance Health Directive or a Statement of Choices with professional assistance.
You may wish to complete an emergency care plan for yourself or if you are a carer for someone else. An emergency care plan for you will enable the provision of information so others can help more effectively. It is recommended the first document, emergency information sheet developed by ArmstrongCare, should be kept in a convenient location in case needed such as a purse, wallet or in a place known to others in your home. If you are the carer for another person, an emergency care plan provides reassurance and knowledge for others to utilise when they are needed to step in and instructions to guide them. This resource was developed by the Commonwealth Carelink and Respite Centre.
This is one of my favourite booklets for older Australians to encourage physical activity. It has ideas for everyone and a monthly activity planner. I love the kettle exercises! It has been produced by the Commonwealth of Australia and the Repatriation Commission in collaboration with Australian Sports Medicine Federation Limited.
Carers are often responsible for managing the medications of the person they care for. This template lists all the medications regularly taken by the person you care for. It includes space for your doctor and pharmacist to record information that you need to know about each medicine. This resource was developed by the Commonwealth Carelink and Respite Centre.