Sharon Kassalainen, SPA LTC co-lead and Professor and Gladys Sharpe Chair in Nursing, McMaster University, says “When long-term care homes take a coordinated approach to ACP, it improves communications between staff, residents and families, as well as the care and support of seriously ill or frail elderly residents and their caregivers.”
Essential Conversations: A Guide to Advance Care Planning in Long-Term Care Settings is available as a free download here.
For more information on the ACP project and other resources, visit advancecareplanning.ca
The national Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Canada initiative is led by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) with a financial contribution from Health Canada. The initiative aims to help people living in Canada prepare for their future and personal health care. The project involves a series of public awareness campaigns, supports community-based ACP programs, and promotes ACP resources and guides.
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