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.
The folder contains the following documents;
For My Care Wishes (yellow folder) requests (healthcare professionals only) please contact:
Planning for your future care leaflet in other languages:
Mandarin Chinese language