Advance Care Planning is a process that supports people who wish to make a healthcare plan for a time when they may be unable to make their own decisions. Advance Care Planning helps ensure a person’s choices are known and respected for future medical treatment. It also makes things easier for your family by preventing confusion and conflict over medical decision making.
Advance Care Planning involves thinking about who you would choose to make decisions if you couldn’t do this yourself and what decisions you would want this person to make?
Anyone can make an Advance Care Plan. It is of particular importance if you have a chronic health condition or are regularly admitted to hospital. A good time to do it is when your health is stable.Top
Advance Care Planning can involve all or some of the following steps;
Advance Care Planning documents are only ever referred to if you are unable to communicate or make informed decisions.Top
You can download or we can post you an information pack to commence Advance Care Planning at home.
Advance Care Plan
Medical Enduring Power of Attorney
Refusal of Treatment
You can make an appointment with our service to assist you with advanced care planning.
Outpatient appointments can be arranged at;
For more information or to make an appointment contact the ACP service on 9076 6642 or firstname.lastname@example.orgTop
We hold community information sessions on Advance Care Planning multiple times throughout the year. These sessions are held at Caulfield Community Health Service. Bookings are required for these sessions.
We can also present information sessions to local community groups in the Alfred Health catchment area eg. Probus, U3A, RSL
For more information on our information sessions or to book into one of the existing sessions please contact us 9076 6642.