You need to start the conversation and plan ahead.
When you or a loved one is admitted to our hospice at Embrace Hospice, it’s important that you be prepared for every outcome. Should you or a loved one become incapable of expressing your wishes or making a decision, advanced directive documents can help determine the next course of action.
Should You Have an Advance Directive?
The creation of an advance directive helps ease the stress of family and doctors before you’re faced with a serious injury or illness. Using an advance directive, you can help guide the course of medical treatment throughout your hospice care.
Your Health Care Agent
The person you choose as your agent:
These documents can help families as well as health care providers determine the next stage of treatment when someone is incapable of making a decision.
Documents you may need include:
A Living Will
Living wills are legal documents describing the kind of medical or life-sustaining treatments you choose in the event of being seriously or terminally ill. It does not give someone else the power to make decisions for you.*
A Durable Power of Attorney
A DPA grants a person you trust the power to make health care decisions on your behalf in the event you are medically incapacitated and are unable to make those decisions on your own.*
A Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR)
Embrace Hospice staff will always help patients in the event their heart stops or if they stop breathing, unless given instructions not to do so. A DNR is a request not to conduct CPR in the event your heart stops or you stop breathing. DNR orders may be made for your doctor for inclusion in your medical chart and are accepted by doctors and hospitals in all states.
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San Antonio Hospice Care
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San Antonio, Tx 78228