Advance care planning is a voluntary discussion that enables individuals to make plans about their future health care and funeral care. It encourages you to think about your personal beliefs and share goals of your health and end of life planning with your loved ones when you are not in a position to either make or communicate your own choices.
The advisory scope of discussion covers the follow:
- Future health care plan while client is deteriorating or in coma
- Funeral plan
- Last wishes
- Legacy – what you would like to leave behind
- To reduce stress and anxiety for elderlies/patients and their families in future.
- To improve quality of care or end of life care.
ACPAS is applicable for adults 21 years old and above.
ACPAS can be conducted in English / Mandarin / Cantonese.
It’s a 1.5 hour face-to-face session conducted by ACP Facilitator who will advise and provide proper information before client makes any decision. Client needs to complete ACP document during the session. Upon the completion of ACP advisory session, within 10 working days, the client will receive a file, which consists of one set of written ACP result and a CD with the audio-recorded dialogue during the session.
- Individual – Minimum 1 session
- Family – Minimum 2 sessions
- Definition of Individual session – Client attend the session all by himself/herself.
- Definition of Family: Either the client is accompanied by the family (handling his own ACP) or there are more than two clients who would like to have their respective ACPs done.
Each session is 1.5 hours.
ACP facilitators are individuals and professionals who have experience as well are trained in ACP.