Advanced Care Planning
GVPCP, in partnership with its members, supported the catchments Advanced Care Planning initiative. The aim was to engage with community members about the importance of communicating their future health care wishes with families and professional carers. GVPCP supported three sessions held in Shepparton and Numurkah.
The Numurkah program included a professionals education session. The theme of the sessions was: ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Time to Talk - about advanced care planning.
Community and health professionals were provided with an excellent education session facilitated by GP Educator, Margi Gould.
Participants had access to Advanced Care Plans to take home and complete.
In Shepparton, Mary Stewart from SMR Legal donated her time to speak to participants about the complexities of a Ã¢â‚¬ËœPower of Attorney'. Service providers were invited to attend with their service information and this was taken up by Alzheimer's Vic - Hume Region, FamilyCare and MHA Care.