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Advance Care Planning

Aged Care / Dementia Resources:

SLHD Forms and Factsheet Resources

Access Care Team (A.C.T.) 1300722276
8-8pm 7 days
For any type of clinical or behavioural assistance, including nursing outreach services. Service available for RACF clinicians or consumers.  Note: ACT is not for emergency help (ring 000) or Mental Health Services (ring 1800 011 511)

Decision Assist 1300 668 908
24/7 Advice from specialist palliative care experts

Staff information sheets

To assist residents and their families understand the progression of chronic disease or end of life care. It is recommended that these information sheets be used as part of a discussion rather than being distributed in isolation.

Dementia Specific Resources:

  • Case conferencing resources supporting family for people with advanced dementia www.caresearch.com.au/DementiaCaseConferencing
  • “The Conversation Starter Kit for families and loved ones of people with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia”.  Please note that Legal information in this resource may not be relevant to Australian law. See link www.theconversationproject.org
  • Conversation Starter kit translations: French, Hebrew, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • Start2talk:  A practical website for people in all parts of Australia who want to plan ahead for themselves or help somebody else plan ahead. The website has a number of worksheets that can be completed and stored online or else printed out and completed by hand. Available at: www.start2talk.org.au
  • A report supporting the quality and uptake of ACP across the dementia trajectory: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/cdpc/resources/advance-planning.php

RACF Quality Improvement Resources:

NSW Palliative Ambulance Care Plan

A new service has been introduced by NSW Ambulance to avoid unplanned transfers to hospital during end of life care.  In consultation with their palliative patients and carers or families, a treating doctor can submit a treatment plan to NSW Ambulance. If Triple Zero (000) is called, the approved plan authorises the ambulance officer to follow the doctors prescribed orders. Download forms and brochures here.