Advanced Care Planning

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Advanced Care Planning

Advance Care Planning (ACP) allows individuals to share and document their wishes surrounding serious illness, incapacitation, and end of life. One of the most prevalent misconceptions is that ACP is only necessary for those with a life-limiting condition. ACP is available to everyone, regardless of their condition. Today, many individuals with advanced illness receive care that is fragmented, uncoordinated, or inadequate to meet their growing needs and personal wishes. Ensuring that care plans align with patient needs and wishes is the purpose of ACP (CIVHC).

 
Resources for Advanced Care Planning
The Colorado MOST Form is housed here.
Tools and resources to aid in the advanced care planning conversation. This website houses a toolkit to help start those conversations with friends, family members, or loved ones on your health care wishes.  There are additional conversation starter kits for families and loved ones of people with Alzheimers or Dementia and for families with a seriously ill child. Information on how to choose and be a health care proxy and how to have a conversation with your provider is also available.
Educational programs and resources on advanced care planning including videos and articles on why this topic is so important to explore with your loved ones.  
Local tools and resources on advanced care planning.
Resources and volunteers to help residents of Larimer county complete their advanced care plans.
Information on a national POLST form along with information on what the POLST form is.
A short 2 minute video on what advanced care planning is.