Advance Care Planning

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What is ACP?

ACP refers to Advance Care Planning.

 Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a series of discussions to plan for your future health and personal care.

ACP involves:

  • Sharing your personal values and beliefs
  • Exploring what you might or might not want in certain medical conditions
  • Choosing someone to voice your wishes if you can no longer do so

 ACP is for everyone, regardless of age or gender. Unsure if you are qualified? Speak to us today!

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What is LPA?

LPA refers to Lasting Power of Attorney.

LPA entails:

  • A legal document where you (as ‘donor’) appoint your trusted family members (as ‘donee’) to act on your behalf.
  • If you lose mental capacity to make your own decisions, your donee will take over and make decisions on your behalf.

LPA Covers:

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What is AMD?

AMD refers to Advance Medical Directive

AMD entails:

  • A legal document that you sign ahead of time to let the doctor treating you know that you do not want any extraordinary treatments to be used to extend your life if you become unconscious and terminally ill.
  • AMD is not euthanasia/mercy killing.

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What are our fees?

We are charging nominal fees to keep our services sustainable and allow everyone in the community to benefit from ACP and LPA. 

ACP: $10

LPA: $50

AMD: $50

 

What is the process?

Contact Information

We do not accept walk-ins. To schedule an appointment, kindly send us the following information via WhatsApp or email:

  • Your name (please include the name of any additional individuals if applying together)
  • Number of persons involved
  • Which service are you interested in? (Please select from the following): ACP / LPA / AMD
  • Choose your preferred ACP mode: ZOOM / In-person*

*We conduct physical ACP sessions at the following locations: Choa Chu Kang, Tiong Bahru, Chinatown and Buangkok

Frequently Asked Questions

Can ACP and LPA be done on the same day?
Please note that we are unable to process Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and Advance Care Planning (ACP) documents on the same day, as they are separate legal documents.

ACP is typically conducted with the assistance of Advance Care Planning Facilitators, whereas LPA certification is provided by LPA Certificate Issuers, who are usually General Practitioners (GPs) or lawyers.

We recommend scheduling separate days for ACP and LPA to allow for thorough discussions and consideration of various healthcare scenarios.

Are there any discounts for bundling LPA and ACP together?
We do not offer discounts for bundling LPA and ACP services together. However, we provide these services as a convenient one-stop solution for our clients.
Aren’t LPA and ACP services free? Why is there a charge for them?
LPA and ACP are offered for free at government mobile clinics. For more details, please visit the government website: https://www.giftofcertainty.gov.sg
I don’t have someone I can trust to appoint as my donee for LPA. Can I still proceed?
LPA requires appointing someone you trust as your donee. Without a donee, completing LPA is not possible. You may wish to consider exploring the Professional Deputies and Donees scheme instead: https://www.msf.gov.sg/what-we-do/opg/about-PDD-scheme
Is ACP necessary?
ACP works hand-in-hand with LPA. ACP informs your loved ones about your treatment and medical care preferences. In the event that you lose mental capacity, your perspective and decisions can still be considered on your behalf. ACP allows you to plan for situations in which you are seriously ill, such as specifying whether you prefer comfort care or life-sustaining treatment, detailing your care preferences, and indicating your preferred location for end-of-life care.
I don’t have someone I can trust to involve in ACP. Can I still proceed?
Yes, ACP can still be conducted even if you do not have a trusted individual to involve. If you have any concerns during the ACP process, please feel comfortable discussing them with our approachable ACP facilitators.
ACP vs AMD: What’s the difference?
The main difference is in the timing of when the document becomes effective. ACP applies when you are mentally incapacitated but not terminally ill (e.g., due to dementia, coma, or cognitive impairment). AMD applies when you have been certified as terminally ill by the medical team.
Can my LPA donee and ACP Nominated Health Spokesperson be the same person?

Yes, we have clients who appoint the same individual for both documents.

How many Nominated Health Spokespersons can I have for ACP?
Maximum 2 persons only.
Are LPA and ACP insurance plans?
No, they are not insurance plans. They are planning tools designed to help ensure that your loved ones can follow your wishes and provide better care for you in the event of mental incapacity.
Will I lose my decision-making authority immediately after signing my LPA or ACP?
No, LPA and ACP only come into effect when you are mentally incapacitated. In the event of mental incapacitation, your appointed donee should approach the medical team caring for you to certify your mental incapacity before activating the LPA.