Advance care planning
- Written by Dementia Wellington
It's never too early to start thinking about Advance Care Planning. We plan for finances, and think about insuring property and contents, so why not do the same for your future health care?
Advance care planning helps you, the important people in your life and your health care team plan for your end-of-life care.
It helps you understand what the future might hold, and to say what health care you would or would not want. This makes it much easier for everyone to understand your wishes – especially if you can no longer speak for yourself.
An advance care plan is a way for people to think about, talk about and share what matters to them now in case they are unable to say it later.
Who would you like to speak for you if you can’t?
Sarah Togher is a Dementia Advisor here at Dementia Wellington. She talks about advance care planning and dementia as part of a new series of videos released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
You can watch all four videos at: https://bit.ly/3y3CiYG
To find out more and to begin your Advance Care Plan, go to www.myacp.org.nz