Completing an Advance Directive (Living Will and/or Medical Power of Attorney) assures that a person’s end-of-life care wishes will be honored if they’re unable to make decisions for themself. It also relieves loved ones of making difficult decisions and assures that all healthcare providers know the type of care desired by the patient.
Ultimately, an advance directive serves to outline and honor a hospice patient’s end-of-life care preferences, ensuring their experience is as comfortable and peaceful as possible.
Power of Attorney for Health Care
A Power of Attorney for Health Care allows you to appoint a person to make medical decisions for you in the event you are unable to do so.
A Living Will is an instrument that puts in writing your wishes concerning medical treatment in the event you are unable to make the decision. An example would be your decision to withhold life support if you are determined to be terminally ill.
Both types of advance directives are intended to provide an optimal hospice experience for both the patient and family. If you’ve chosen hospice care from Armada Hospice in Albuquerque, it’s required that you complete one.
If you have questions or need help filling out these forms, we invite you to please reach out to us, as we’d be more than willing to assist you. Thank you!