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Anticipatory care-planning ahead

This link will take you to Healthcare Improvement Scotland's webpages on "anticipatory care".

Anticipatory Care Planning is a "thinking ahead" approach in which healthcare professionals work together with patients and their families (or carers) to make sure that care is coordinated. It can be really helpful for people who have complicated care needs. 

You can print off a booklet from the website, or download a free app. There are some short videos of other people's stories that you can watch. 

There's also useful information on Power of Attorney, Independent Advocacy (having some one help make sure that your views are heard), Advance Directives (living wills), help for people with mental health issues and planning your affairs.