As July and America’s independence is celebrated, it is convenient to take the opportunity to talk about Residents Rights, in regard to their CPR/DNR status at Mill Valley Care Center.

There are many important decisions to make when taking care of your loved one.  With admission to Mill Valley, we ask all residents and their families to make an important decision regarding their choice for CPR or DNR.  CPR or Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation is a choice residents have for staff to attempt to restart their heart in an event where their heart stops beating.  DNR or Do Not Resuscitate is a choice residents have for staff not to attempt to restart their heartbeat.  With many serious health problems, some people believe that when their times comes or their heart or breathing stops, nothing more should be done to keep them alive.  Others want everything done to keep them alive.  Neither of these choices are right or wrong.  All residents have the right to decide what they want and how staff should respond when their heart stops beating.  Please understand, that if you choose not to have CPR, your choice will not affect any other aspect of your care.  All your other treatments and care will continue.

For more information on the benefits and risks of CPR or to discuss your loved one’s current CPR/DNR status, please stop by to visit or call the office at any time.

From all of us at Mill Valley Care Center, have a fun and safe 4th of July holiday.