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Assisted Living and DNR (Do Not Resuscitate)

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@merpreb, She stated with his medical conditions she felt it would be best if I changed him to DNR. I was really shocked when she said it, as it wasn't a conversation I expected to be having with her and certainly not at that moment. I just said he wants to be a full code. It was after I was off the phone with her I really started to think about why she was giving me her opinion on my dad's decision and if it was appropriate for her to say it.

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@fatherscaregiver– Unless she has the authority to make such opinions to you she was not being appropriate. I agree. I was just asking if she was specific. You are right, and since your dad has made his decision and signed the paperwork unless his physical situation has deteriorated such that his doctor recommends it and you have talked with your dad things have to stay the same. I also think that you do need to talk to the administrator. She might be doing this with all her patients.

Good for you! Also, since your dad knows his physical conditions shouldn't that decision have been discussed already? He has only been there for 6 months, right?

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