Published on June 3, 2021
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OTTAWA, ON, June 3, 2021 – Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Canada has released the Resource Guide for Home and Community Care Providers for healthcare professionals in home-based care environments.

The easy-to-use guide highlights resources for home care workers to understand and implement best practices in Advance Care Planning (ACP) and encourage essential conversations around patients’ values and preferences for care if they are unable to speak for themselves.

The guide, created by the Canadian Home Care Association for the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) on behalf of ACP in Canada project, was developed in consultation with subject matter experts across Canada.

“Advance Care Planning initiatives are more sustainable when jurisdictions share knowledge and resources”, says Laurel Gillespie, CEO of CHPCA. “This guide brings together current, carefully curated resources from Canadian organizations to engage home and community care providers in Advance Care Planning.”

The guide is designed for a variety of stakeholders involved in home and community-based palliative care, including policy planners, program developers, educators, and team leaders

Karine Diedrich, Director, ACP in Canada says “This resource is a must-have for home care providers to navigate the ACP process, including facilitating early and ongoing conversations, understanding patients’ care wishes, and considering important  legal and cultural considerations around Advance Care Planning. “

The Resource Guide for Home and Community Care guide is available as a free download by clicking here.

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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.


For more information

Michael Powell
Communications Officer
1-800-668-2785 Ext 235
[email protected]