Make sure your health care and treatment wishes are known!

My mum died last month. She was almost 97. Mum had lived independently with help from family, friends, neighbours and a Veterans Affairs Homecare package up to the age of 95 years. Eighteen months ago mum moved into residential aged care as both her cognitive decline and physical support needs had reached a point where we could no longer support her to remain safely at home. Mum was dignified, independent and very clear about how she wanted to live her life as she aged. Mum was also very organised and had put in place arrangements for the future including a Power of Attorney, a Guardianship and Administration Order and an Advance Health Directive. The last 18 months of mum’s life was not as

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