Supporting residents to make decisions

Before deciding a person lacks capacity, it is important to take steps to enable them to try to make the decision themselves.

  • Does the person have all the relevant information they need e.g. the benefits and possible side effects?
  • Could information be explained or presented in a way that is easier for them to understand (for example, by using simple language or visual aids)?
  • Are there particular times of day when the resident’s understanding is better – some people with dementia are more confused in the evening?

Are there particular locations where the resident may feel more at ease e.g. in their room? Information on consent and preparing for the vaccine for residents with Learning Disability, is available from the London Learning Disability COVID-19 Vaccine information pack

 

Resources to support decision-making

 

Consent forms can be found here

This includes

Staff consent form and letter can be found here

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