An Advance Statement can give you comfort in knowing how you will be cared for at the end of your life. It allows you to:
- Say how you wish to be cared for, such as what your food preferences are.
- Express your spiritual, religious or non-religious beliefs.
- Make sure any special needs you have, and / or hopes and aspirations towards the end of your life, are known to your carers, health professionals, family and close friends.
In order for your Advance Statement can be followed it's important that you inform family and / or close friends as well as your GP that you have one. The same applies to your Advance Decision if you have made one. It is therefore a good idea to share signed, up to date copies of both documents with them.
Using this website to create an Advance Statement
There is no formal document or layout to follow, however, this website helps you to create an Advance Statement by suggesting topics that will help you think about what is important to you and what you may like to include.