The My Care Wishes Folder (yellow folder) helps individuals living with a long term or life limiting illness to plan for the care pathways that they want in place.
My Care Wishes enables planning much earlier in an individual’s life, starting vital conversations earlier to ensure that family and care teams know what an individual would like to happen to them when they become less well; this includes in an urgent situation.
My Care Wishes also captures an individual’s wishes around further ‘active’ treatment and hospitalisation versus remaining in their usual place of residence and receiving symptom control/palliative care. This key information is captured in the Personalised Shared Care and Support Plan held within the My Care Wishes folder.
The My Care Wishes Folder should be easily accessible (with the folder location sticker completed and stuck on the fridge). Within a care home setting the folder should remain in the resident’s room. This is particularly important in out of hours emergency situations, especially if bank and agency staff are on duty. It ensures that all care staff will have all key information in the one place.
My Care Wishes has been developed with system partners across east and west Suffolk including both Suffolk Hospices.
The folder contains the following documents:
- Location Sticker (to be placed on fridge)
- DNACPR Form
- DNACPR – Completion Guidance
- Personalised Shared Care and Support Plan
- Directory of Key Contacts
- Clinical Frailty Scale
- Information Sheet
- My Care Wishes – Complete set of documents
- My Care Wishes – Complete set of documents (without DNACPR)
- My Care Wishes – Complete set of documents (Community Matrons)
- My Care Wishes – updated documentation
- My Care Wishes – Shared Care Plan
- My Care Wishes – Information Sheet
You can view the Planning for your Future Care (Advanced Care Planning) booklet by clicking here.
Requesting My Care Wishes folders:
GP Practices and/or other healthcare professionals can obtain My Care Wishes Folders from West Suffolk CCG by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 01284 758052.
If you would like any further information please email email@example.com or telephone 01284 718052.
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