ACP in care homes – talking with residents, relatives & friends

Many residents of care homes or elder care residential services are frail with declining health. These people benefit from opportunities to plan for future care. Relatives & friends are often involved in these discussions.

  • SPICT-4ALL is used to identify care home residents for care planning and (if appropriate) palliative care.
  • REDMAP helps us structure a care planning conversation.
  • Anticipatory/advance care planning questions (ACQ) guide discussion about specific events where a good planning matters
    – personal plans;
    – sudden illness,
    – infection;
    – resident may die soon
  • Our new REDMAP-ACQ guides combine these resources:
    Talking about ACP with residents
    Talking about ACP with relatives & close friends