Advanced Care Planning
Advanced Care Planning for Your Long-Term Goals
Our team at Family Physicians Group understands that advanced care planning can be a difficult topic to discuss, but our team makes it easy. We offer all the tools and resources you need to define your health care goals and share your long-term care wishes with your family, friends and medical team. You can trust our compassionate medical professionals.
You Decide Your Advanced Medical Care
At Family Physicians Group, we believe in giving you control over your advanced medical care. We hold orientation services with our health care professionals to openly discuss, so you know your options. This gives you the opportunity to get all the important answers about your care, relieving the anxiety your friends and family may face if you cannot communicate your wishes.
Advanced care planning communicates, in writing, your wishes about the future of your medical care and prevents confusion for your family and physicians. Our health care professionals use their extensive experience to discuss your concerns and guide you. If your condition or wishes change, we can easily adjust your advance instructions to reflect your new decisions.
Comfort in Uncertain Times with Advanced Health Care Support
As with all our services at Family Physicians Group, we use realistic, open communication to give you the best advanced health care that offers comfort in uncertain times. We identify all the advanced health care decisions you may need:
Living Will: A living will is a legal document that expresses your medical wishes in the event you are unable to speak or make decisions for yourself
DNR: A Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order states that you do not wish to be resuscitated (CPR) if your heart stops or you stop breathing
MPOA: A Medical Power of Attorney allows you to identify a health care agent who will have the legal right to make medical treatment decisions for you in the event you are unable to speak for yourself
Health Care Surrogate: A health care surrogate is an adult who is appointed to make health care decisions for you if you become unable to make them for yourself. The surrogate must be a trustworthy individual who accepts this responsibility in writing
Palliative Care: Palliative care addresses the pain, symptoms and stress of serious chronic illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
To learn more about our advanced care planning at Family Physicians Group, please request an appointment with a member of our team. We’ll sit down with you to listen to your unique concerns and discuss all your options.