University of Southern Indiana


iDecide stands for Improving Decision Making through Advance Care Planning for Nursing Home Residents and seeks to improve the quality of life of residents living in nursing homes in southwest Indiana through integrating an Advance Care Planning (ACP) program into the nursing home culture. Specifically, new long and short-stay residents, along with their healthcare agents or representatives, will be invited to participate in an advance care planning conversation as part of the nursing home admission process.  Following each conversation, the goal is to complete an advance care plan and, if directed by the resident consistent with his or her wishes, initiate a comprehensive advance directive or update current documentation.  The new or updated documents will be integrated into the resident plan of care.

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