Some sobering statistics:(1)
• Seniors in the 80+ age group are the second fastest growing age group in Canada
• One in 5 of these seniors will die in hospital rather than in their home or a palliative care setting even though they prefer the latter.
• 8 in 10 Canadians agree that people should start planning for end of life when they are healthy
• 70% of Canadians surveyed have not prepared a Will
• 47% of Canadians have not designated a substitute decision-maker to make