Advance Care Planning is essential for people with dementia and their families. and is an important part of planning for the future when capacity is lost. With the clinicians support we have the necessary discussions with all relevant parties and develop a care plan that will support the patient and their family throughout their dementia journey. This is a free service to local residents and clinicians. These difficult and challenging discussions are approached with sensitivity and respect.
Unfortunately due to numerous external factors, many clinicians who are involved with dementia diagnosis lack the time to initiate the necessary discussions regarding Advance Care Planning with patients. These professionals recognise how important Advance Care Planning is to individuals and their family caregivers but lack the quality time to introduce and to continue these vital conversations.
Advance Care Planning involves a sensitive and experienced facilitator, the patient and their loved ones, and encourages discussions, often ongoing discussions, about the patient’s values and the type of health care they would want to receive. As the effects of dementia progresses an individual will eventually become unable to clearly communicate what they want. Advance Care Planning is simply a part of planning for the future when capacity is lost.
As a Dementia Care Specialist and an Advance Care Planner Tim understands these requirements and offers a service to support the clinician, the patient and their families. With the clinicians support Tim can have the necessary discussions with all relevant parties and develop a care plan that will support the patient and their family throughout their dementia journey.
Recording what is, and is not okay for each individual with dementia can help doctors respect an individual’s future health care wishes. This is a FREE service to local residents and clinicians and Tim approaches these difficult and challenging discussions with sensitivity and respect.
Please contact Tim directly to discuss your specific needs and goals - 0406 764 340 or via the contact page.