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How would you like to be cared for when you are sick? It is important to plan ahead, should you become seriously ill and unable to make decisions.

Advance Care Planning (ACP) enables you to make your wishes known to your loved ones and guides the medical team on how to provide care that is in line with your values, beliefs and preferences.

Why do ACP

By discussing with your loved ones about your wishes and preferences, there will be a shared understanding of what matters to you. The plan gives them the assurance and peace of mind that they are fulfilling your wishes. It also guides the healthcare team on how best to care for you.

Your ACP allows them to focus on being there with you, when time is short. Knowing that they honoured your wishes can also help them find closure and grieve more healthily following your passing.

Types of ACP

Depending on the condition of your health, you may document one of three types of ACPs.

  • General ACP - You are healthy or have a stable chronic condition.
  • Disease-specific ACP (DSACP) - You have a progressive, life-limiting chronic disease.
  • Preferred Plan of Care (PPC) - You have a terminal condition and may pass away in 1-2 years.

I think it still boils down to the fact that you don’t want to put your loved ones in that difficult situation. So, explaining or making known earlier how you would like things to be managed would allow your loved ones to be more able to manage things in a more controlled manner.
– Mr Chui, ACP Volunteer

Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested to have ACP done. How do I go about doing it?

To book an appointment, you may:

Am I eligible for ACP?

Anyone 21 years old and above is eligible to have ACP done.

Do I need to bring my family member along?

As ACP involves your loved ones in the discussion, we would require you to identify and appoint a trusted family member or close friend as a Nominated Healthcare Spokesperson (NHS).

An NHS is important and necessary. This person will be your spokesperson should you become incapable of decision making.

An NHS must fulfill 4 criteria:

  • Willing
  • Able to discuss your preferences, values and goals
  • Willing to follow your preferences
  • Able to make decisions under stressful situations

Can I change my ACP after I have completed it?

Definitely. ACP is an ongoing discussion. It does not end when you sign the document.

Keep the conversation going with your loved ones, and review your ACP with a certified ACP Facilitator if there is a change in your medical or life circumstances.

Do I need to pay to document my ACP?

No, it is free.

Back to school! Yes, this is your chance to learn about common ailments and health issues. From experts but without all the medical jargon.

In just 6 sessions held over 3 Saturdays, you can “graduate” with useful knowledge that can help you manage your health – and the health of those around you.

Team MMS recently concluded their inaugural MMS Webinar, titled "Covid-19, 20-21…", held on 5, 12, and 19 December 2020. We are heartened to meet many of our students online, and were delightfully treated with lots of thoughtful questions and heartwarming comments. If you had missed the Webinar, you can access the video recordings of the lectures through the National Silver Academy (NSA) website: https://www.nsa.org.sg/partners.php. Videos will be uploaded by the end of January and made available for 6 months (up to 30 June 2021). 

The Speakers

Speakers are professionals from the healthcare industry and other related fields. Their lectures are engaging and informative, delivered in bite-size and easy for the layman to understand.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join?

Anyone who can understand English.

How often are the sessions held?

There are 6 sessions, conducted over 3 consecutive Saturdays. A graduation ceremony will be held on the final day where Certificates of Attendance will be presented to the “graduates”.

Do I have to pay?

No. The sessions are free.