How AWEsum Care Prepares Advance Care Panning for Elderlies | Skilled Volunteering Case Study

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The Challenge

AWEsum Care's mission is to promote and ensure that Advance Care Planning is accessible to people in need, particularly the ageing population in Hong Kong. This planning includes three core documents: the Will, Enduring Power of Attorney, and Advance Directive.

AWEsum Care regularly hosts witnessing days to assist elders in signing an Enduring Power of Attorney. This document allows individuals to appoint a trusted person to manage their financial affairs in the event of capacity loss. The signing procedure requires both a medical doctor and a solicitor to witness it. Therefore, AWEsum Care was seeking pro bono support to offer witnessing services for underprivileged elderly individuals.

Our Solution

We recruited 2 doctors and 5 lawyers to serve 10-20 elderly individuals each during the witness days from July to October 2023. They have assisted underprivileged elderly individuals in completing their Enduring Power of Attorney and Advance Directive documents. Additionally, they collaborated with the Red Cross in July to raise awareness and provide support in financial planning within the community. This ensures that those in need are informed about their decision-making and ownership in Advance Care Planning.

Time Auction has played a vital role in linking AWEsum Care with dedicated volunteers, including professionals such as doctors and lawyers, who generously contribute their expertise pro bono during our advance care planning witnessing days. The platform's user-friendly features have streamlined our volunteer recruitment process, playing a crucial role in our mission to improve the well-being of the underprivileged elderly we serve." -

Kim Chan, Founder of 安心三寶
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Updated on 12 January, 2024
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