This research project developed a substantial amount of resources on Advance Care Planning (ACP) for use in both home care and health care sectors. The resources focus on individuals, families and professionals and the specific needs of people with dementia.

Many of the resources are available on the Dementia Australia webpage. The resources include planning across a range of financial, health, lifestyle and personal issues including preparation of wills, power of attorney and nomination of substitute decision makers.

With advanced care planning a person’s capacity to make their own decisions needs to be assumed unless there is evidence to the contrary. The report outlines seven key recommendations to improve the uptake and quality of advance care planning for individuals, government and institutions.

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Resources

Individual planning

These booklets support individuals in planning ahead:

These brochures support substitute decision makers:

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Health care sector

To aid community, health, aged care and continuing education sector organisations in conducting community education and awareness sessions, see the resources below and the Framework Document that outlines principles to implement advanced care planning in community settings.

These resources are particularly useful for residential aged care and palliative care:

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