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Advance Directive

Dynamic Hospice’s professional staff will assist our clients, family members and caregivers in preparing their advance directives.  There are two types of advance directives; a living will and a medical power of attorney. A living will is a type of advance directive in which your wishes about medical treatment are documented in writing should you be unable to communicate at the end of life.  A medical power of attorney is a document that enables you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions about your medical care if you unable to make decisions for yourself. This type of advance directive may also be called a “health care proxy” or “appointment of a health care agent.”

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Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to spell out your decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time. They eliminate loved ones worrying if they are doing what is right for you.

A living will tells which treatments you may not want if you are dying or permanently unconscious. You can accept or refuse medical care. A few examples are:

  • The use of dialysis and breathing machines
  • Whether or not you would like to be resuscitated if your breathing or heartbeat stops
  • Tube feeding
  • Organ or tissue donation

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