Free Learning Pack available for you
Advance care planning (ACP) allows older people to regain some control over the future, by helping to ensure that they receive support and care in accordance with their wishes. An advance care plan can be an important way to ensure dignity in later life. As a staff member in a care home, you need to be knowledgeable, skilled and confident about discussing this vital issue with your residents.
We've designed a FREE Advance Care Planning learning pack to help you. You can use this to give yourself a good grounding in ACP or to help train your colleagues.
Register to download the Advance Care Planning Learning Pack by creating an ACP User Account (click on the "Register" button and complete the details).
If you've already got an ACP User Account, just login using the Log In box opposite.
Registration is free, no-obligation, and not only gives you access to the free learning pack but also allows you to sign up to our regular email about advance care planning issues. You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time and we won't sell, pass on or misuse your email address.
Click on the "Register" button and complete the detail.
Using "What I want for the Future"
Here, Juliette Gold, manager of a nursing home using SHARP Records & Plan's "What I want for the future" template (available in our Premium Pack - see below), talks about her experience in introducing it.
"When the documentation first arrived we found it a very awkward subject to address and it wasn't until several of our long term residents became suddenly unwell that it highlighted that we were totally unaware of their wishes. This I now realise was down to the staff not the paperwork itself. Failure to complete and address the situation lead to a very traumatic time for staff both RN's and care staff when attempts to preserve life were carried out waiting for the 999 call to be answered as we didn't know their wishes.
Advance Care Planning 2 disc Premium Pack
We're pleased to announce the release of a new Advance Care Planning Premium Pack 2 disc pack (DVD & CD) - a complete training course, with video and sound resources. And it contains a licensed version of SHARP Records & Plans advance care planning template "What I want for the Future"
and all for the low price of £49.95 including P & P within the UK only.
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What do people think about the learning pack?
Many practitioners and care home staff have already downloaded the learning pack, and it’s been trialled by staff in eight care homes across the UK. Their feedback is overwhelmingly positive:
“This is an excellent product which will provide much needed resources for training.”
Julie Jones, Chief Executive Officer at Social Care Institute of Excellence
More praise for the learning pack:
What is ‘Advance Care Planning’?
None of us know what the future holds. None of us know if or when we will need the support of others.
What is a certainty is that if that need arises, we would all like to be supported according to our wishes and preferences. It therefore follows that if carers, be they professionals or not, know what our wishes and preferences are, then there is a greater likelihood that we will be supported at all times as we would like, even if we are unable to say. This requires people to think about, discuss and then record their wishes, so that relevant carers know at all times these wishes and preferences.
This is the process of ‘advance care planning’ (ACP).
ACP is usually associated with End of Life Care. However, in care homes for older people there may be times other than at the end of life when a resident is not able to express their wishes and if an advance care plan has been recorded, this can help staff know how the person would like to be supported. So an advance care plan can aid a person’s dignity if they are cared for as they would like and it can enhance their sense of control over their lives. Many residents in care homes will need some support from staff to complete an advance care plan.
This site will help you learn more.