Make your personalised Advance Care Plan with our quick and easy questionnaire.
SHARE with your GP and loved ones. Your wishes are secure and easy to access when needed.
LIVE happily with peace of mind and confidence that you have planned a better future for you and your family.
Safe and Secure
We store your info in a secure service and share it only with the people or services you name.
You Stay In Control
Things happen in your life. Decisions change. Update your plan whenever you want and instantly replace old versions. There’s no out of date copies lying around.
We keep your info up to date. And easily accessible when it’s needed by the people you trust. 24/7. Anywhere around the world.
Resources, Videos & Blog
Access our vast library of Professional Advice, Expert Interviews, Videos and Merran’s Blog
Here's why more people are using Advance 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. Advance 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
Advance Life Care Features
COMPLETE PROCESS ONLINE
Easily complete the entire process online. No more crumpled paper or illegible writing.
INNOVATIVE, AUTOMATED, ONLINE PLATFORM
The only automated, online platform for Advance Care Directives worldwide.
World first, expert designed questionnaire with alternative scenarios and treatment options to consider.
Edit, update, and resend your medical wishes at any time.
Medical and legal terms made simple.
SIMPLE TO SHARE
Better decisions made on your behalf. No more misplaced documents or delays.
Used all over the world
Wherever you live or travel in the world Advance Life Care helps you get the care you want. Send your plan to whoever you choose, according to the legal requirements of your country or state.
What is an Advance Care Directive (ACD)?
An Advance Care Directive is like a letter to your loved ones and to your doctors, telling them the medical treatment you do or do not wish to have at the end of your life. Different people, states and countries use words such as Advance Health Directive or Living Will. With Advance Life Care you can prepare your individual document tailored to you, and then send it to your GP, family or solicitor according to the requirements of the state you live in. Whatever you call it, in general this document must be dated. The person must be mentally competent. It must be completed voluntarily (ie not under any coercion). The person signing should consider their state of health now as well as in the future. An Advance Care Directive is not a will.In Australia it does not require a solicitor, and it doesn’t talk about funeral and burial arrangements.
Does it cost anything to create my Advance Care Plan?
For a limited time, it is absolutely free to complete your Advance Life Care Plan. You will also have free lifetime access to edit, update and share your ACD as many times as you want, plus free lifetime access to all our on-line resources, videos, and updates.
Why are we making it free for you? Because heroes always go first.
How does an Advance Care Plan or Directive differ from a Power of Attorney or Enduring Guardianship?
In Australia, A Power of Attorney appoints someone else to act on your behalf in financial and administrative affairs only. They can do this if you are sick, overseas or unable to look after your own affairs. It stops having effect if you lose your mental capacity and is invalid after death.
An Enduring Power of Attorney appoints someone else to act on your behalf but continues if you lose your mental capacity.
Enduring Guardianship appoints someone to make decisions on your behalf about medical treatment and quality of life issues. There is no directive or document from you about your wishes.
Where there is both an Advance Care Directive and an Enduring Guardianship, the wishes in the Advance Care Directive over ride the Enduring Guardianship.
I live in Australia. What are the requirements for my Advance Care Directive to be legal?
Requirements vary state to state.
Click here for in depth answers End of Life Law in Australia
What is important to know is that all states have reciprocity and accept Advance Care Directives written elsewhere.
Also all states agree that if you have stated your wishes clearly and shared them with your trusted people in advance, your Advance Care Directive is valid.
In NSW your Advance Care Directive can be written in any form and does not require signing or witnessing. Simply use our platform to send your completed Advance Life Care to your GP and trusted people and you are finished.
In other states, we suggest you complete your Advance Life Care and send to your GP, then discuss with them any additional requirements to be added if necessary.
It is easy to sign and witness the front page if necessary.
End of Life Law in Australia is a fabulous resource for all your legal questions.
I live outside Australia. Can I still use Advance Life Care to plan and share my wishes?
No matter where you live in the world, you can still use our free and easy self assessment questionnaire to find out what you feel about life’s most important questions.
You will receive a PDF document tailored to your personal wishes of the medical care you do and don’t want, ready to send to your doctor, loved ones and whoever else you need to complete the legal requirements for your country or state.
You are also able to use our platform to edit, update, and resend at any time you choose. As many times as you choose.
About Dr Merran Cooper
MBBS BSc MAdmin Dip Ed
Merran is a medical doctor and a physiotherapist, with decades of experience in the healthcare sector. She cared for her husband through his illness and death when they were both 23. She has completed training with the Natural Death Care Centre and wants us to talk more openly about the mysteries and practicalities of death.
She believes in the power of love, tenderness and humour- in death as in life.
Whether you need simple privacy with your loved ones or multiple carers in your home, she wants your health care preferences to be respected.
Read more about her personal story...
I began my medical training at Sydney University aged 50. Thirty two years after gaining entry straight out of school. In those intervening years, I cared for my husband Mark who died from acute leukemia and had a “good” death despite a horrific illness and treatment regime.
After his death, I was a Sports physiotherapist and designated Olympic Athlete Provider. I underwent two operations in my cervical spine for a genetic weakness and doctors told me never to work as a physiotherapist again. My best friend at this time – Jane, had a debilitating neurological disease and over the next 20 years I cared for her on and off.
I was so affected by her strength, bravery and positive attitude that I decided to study medicine after all. As a post graduate degree. Just before my first semester began, Jane died. She gave me blue pearl earrings and I wore them to every exam and to my graduation. I now work as a doctor in NSW and every day I see people and families without Advance Care Directives. They deprive themselves of some of the most loving and healing conversations. Our medical technologies and treatment regimes can deny these things to our dying patients too, even if that is not the intention.
Dying is not failure. It is a time of transitioning where deep healing and transformation can occur, if we let it. My hope is that Advance Life Care will help this happen for many people.