If you lose capacity to make decisions

Dealing with a life limiting illness can be difficult enough, but there are additional options available to help in managing your affairs.

This could be in case at some point in the future you don't have capacity to make important medical or legal decisions. Options you may want to consider include:

Getting emotional support

It may be helpful to get support when you’re diagnosed with a life limiting illness. Talk to your GP about accessing support services and specialist care groups, including:

  • counselling and psychology
  • social workers or online therapy
  • palliative care services

You may be able to get some of these services for no or at low cost. 

Register as an organ donor

Organs and tissue donations are used to save or transform a person's life. And almost anyone can donate, including older people and those with chronic health conditions.

Find out more at the Australian Government's DonateLife