Why do I need an Advance Care Plan?
To spare your family from having to make decisions for you.
If you’re unable to speak for yourself, those making decisions may default to keeping you alive no matter what.
Not planning means you’re risking getting care against your wishes.
If you don’t plan for the care you want, who will?
What is an Advance Care Plan?
Advance Care Plan, also known as Advance Care Directive or Living Will, is a document which tells others about the quality and type of medical care you would prefer at the end of your life. In a medical emergency your plan will guide your family and doctors to care for you the way you want them to.
It’s easy to complete the questionnaire and share it with people you trust. Your final wishes are safely and securely stored on Australian Servers and you can easily edit and share your personal Advance Care Plan (ACP) with your family, friends and other important professionals such as your GP and Solicitor.
How it works
Register for an account. It’s free and secure and gives you access to create your own Advance Care Plan.
Complete your personal questionnaire outlining the medical treatment you want and do not want at the end of your life.
Share your Advance Care Plan quickly and easily with family, friends, GP and / or your solicitor.
When will Advance Care Plans be used?
If you are in a medical emergency or diagnosed with life threatening illness and unable to voice your decisions. An Advance Care Plan can be referred to by your family and doctors to ensure that decisions made for you are in line with what you want and based on your quality of life choices.
- Terminal illness
- Life limiting conditions
- Serious accident and unable to communicate
- Fragile or prone to recurring accidents
- Old or aging
- Living with pain
- Requiring assisted care
- Nearing end of life
Here's why more people are using Touchstone Life Care
My physiotherapy patient Betty lives independently, is increasingly frail & recently told me her very strong views about how she wants to live & not live in the future. Touchstone Life Care has given her great comfort & peace of mind, knowing she can continue living her life the way she chooses.
Robin Williams, Community Aged care Physiotherapist
My mum nearly lost her life last year. Her aged care facility gave a copy of her Advanced Care Directive to the ambulance staff, but it got lost somewhere along the way.
Yasmin Davar, Sydney
I live in Australia, my sister lives in New Zealand and my brother lives in UK. This would have been so useful when our dad passed away 4 years ago. Knowing what he wanted would have really made a difference.
My daughter asked if I had an Advance Care Directive. I thought I did but when I went to look for it I couldn’t find it.
Alice aged 83, Dubbo NSW
My wife has been at me for years to open up this conversation and I’ve purposely avoided it, as I’ve honestly, never thought about my mortality, and didn’t realise the importance of expressing these preferences. I was recently introduced to this wonderful app/site, and I agreed to complete the questionnaire, which was easy and quick, however, still very thought provoking and eye opening. The website is clear and succinct and frankly I’m relieved to have addressed these very important issues.
Rod, Mosman NSW age 80, retired businessman
My Dad and I did our questionnaires together. It got us talking about things we had never discussed before. It was easy.
Carolyn, aged 24 Melbourne