Implementation resources

Framework for implementation

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A framework document has been prepared to guide the implementation of planning ahead, including advance care planning within community based settings. The framework document outlines the important aspects of planning ahead and how change management principles can be used to support implementation. The document also includes links to education and implementation resources including guidelines, audit tools, workbooks and brochures.

Framework for the implementation of planning ahead, including advance care planning in the community

Planning ahead community and home care toolkit

Home care and community care providers are ideally placed to provide information and to actively engage people in early planning, including ACP. By engaging clients in planning ahead organisations can ensure that the care provided meets, and will continue to meet, the client’s expectations and choices, while maintaining dignity of the individual.

Resources have been developed to support community and homecare organisations to assess their current systems around substitute decision making, future planning and advance care planning and provide assistance to develop effective systems to support planning ahead that meet the needs of people with dementia.

The resources may also be helpful for those in other sectors such as residential care, health and palliative care. However, the need to encourage early consideration of planning ahead, plus the lack of resources for the community and homecare sectors meant that the needs of these sectors were specifically considered.