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What is advance care planning and how is it different from general care planning?

What is advance care planning?

Advance care planning is a process set in place that allows individuals to make plans and decisions about their future health and care. Advance care plans consider situations where an individual is not able to make decisions or communicate their wishes relating to their health and care choices. So, in anticipation of a deterioration of cognitive function, a clear plan is made to ensure their wishes and preferences are followed.  Read more here.

Everything you need to know about advance care planning

What is advance care planning?

Advance care planning is a process of discussion and consultation designed to set out a clear plan that centres around a person’s future treatment and care to ensure it is in line with their wishes and priorities at a time when they are no longer able to make decisions for themself. These wishes could include how a person wants to be cared for, what treatments they don’t want in the future, or where they want to receive end of life care. Read more here.

The benefits of advance care planning for people with dementia

How advance care planning means that people with dementia have more control over their future care 

Advance care planning can play a crucial role in multiple areas of both short term and long-term care provision.  

By giving an insight into a person’s wishes and preferences for future care, it can help to inform care staff about the type of care a person might prefer in the short term, which is a great benefit in the development of a truly person-centred care plan. Read more here.

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