advance directives

An advance directive is a document that allows you to decide now about your future medical care. It is a set of directions for the kind of care you want if you cannot communicate your wishes in the future. Floyd Valley Healthcare does not require you to have an advance directive. However, we want you to know you have a legal right to complete such an advance directive if you wish.

 

You are responsible for making sure that the hospital has a copy of your living will and/or durable power of attorney for health care if you have one.

 

Types of Advance Directives

 

A Living Will directs what treatment to provide or withhold when you are terminally ill or death is imminent or if you are permanently unconscious. It only becomes effective when you are no longer able to speak for yourself. Find Living Will forms for South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska.

 

A Living Will directs what treatment to provide or withhold when you are terminally ill or death is imminent or if you are permanently unconscious. It only becomes effective when you are no longer able to speak for yourself.

 

Without an Advance Directive, your health care provider will turn to your family for decisions. They will start with your closest relatives, which may result in someone you would never select making decisions about your care.

 

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