Advance care planning is particularly important during COVID-19 to ensure that care and realistic treatment options continue to be tailored to your loved one’s wishes and preferences. The information recorded can help to ensure they receive the care and realistic treatment that they want during the pandemic, especially if their health changes during this time. It also provides an opportunity to discuss any COVID-related concerns you may have, and plan ways to reduce the impact the pandemic has had, for example on visiting restrictions.

There are several benefits of advance care planning during COVID-19:

Ensures your loved one’s individual needs and preferences are recorded and actioned

Empowers you and your loved one to be involved in decisions about care planning

Addresses any anxieties and worries about your loved one’s care during COVID-19

Helping you and your loved one to understand what care and realistic treatment may be of benefit as well as those treatments that would not work or would not be of benefit.

Ensures the right care is delivered in the right place at the right time

Ensures care is responsive should needs or circumstances change during COVID-19

Helps to protect your loved one’s rights

Improves the overall experiences of care for you and your loved one


If you need to talk to someone after reading this information, the following organisations can offer you support:

TEL: 0800 090 2309

TEL: 0808 808 7777

TEL: 0808 808 1677

TEL: 116 123


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