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Advance Care Planning Specialist

Integrated MD Care

Palliative Care & Counseling located in Del Mar, CA

Advance care planning gives you the opportunity to determine the type of emergency medical and end-of-life treatment you wish to receive. These decisions aren’t easy, but with support and guidance from Bob Uslander, MD, and Rev. Elizabeth Semenova, MSW, MTS, at Integrated MD Care in Del Mar, California, you can navigate your options, understand the impact of your decisions, and experience the dignity of choosing your path. If you want a compassionate and honest discussion about advance care planning, schedule a complimentary consultation by calling the office or booking online.

Advance Care Planning Q & A

What is advance care planning?

Advance care planning refers to determining the type of health care you want to receive in the event you can’t make your own decisions during a medical crisis. 

Creating a plan gives you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your personal preferences will be honored and that you’ve spared your family from making heart-wrenching decisions.

Most people (including many in the medical field) are uncomfortable with issues such as facing death with dignity, end-of-life care, and medical aid in dying (MAID). However, these are all issues to understand, not fear, and that’s where the team at Integrated MD Care can help.

They’re experts in helping people learn about their options and creating plans that honor each person’s goals, values, and preferences. Advance care planning gives you the ability to regain control and maintain comfort and peace for you and your family.

What advance care planning services are available?

The team at Integrated MD Care offers an Advance Life Care Planning Program that includes:

  • Evaluation of your current circumstances
  • Values and goals discussion including your resources and wishes
  • Review of your existing documentation
  • Alignment check to revise your current documentation as needed
  • Facilitated conversations with loved ones 
  • Continuous collaboration to discuss and coordinate your care
  • Ongoing access to the Integrated MD Care team
  • Integrative therapies such as massage, music therapy, and acupuncture

 

Integrated MD Care doesn’t operate on an insurance-based model. As a result, it doesn’t have restrictions or qualifications that interfere with its commitment to providing the integrated and comprehensive care you need.

What are advance directives?

Advance directives are the legal documents you create that spell out the emergency, medical, and end-of-life care you desire. You may need several legal documents, such as a living will, durable power of attorney for health care, and other health care documents.

The Integrated MD Care team works closely with you, helping you know which questions to ask and explaining your options. They support you and your loved ones through difficult and sensitive conversations and help you create the proper documentation.

Where can I receive advance care planning?

The Integrated MD Care team provides your advance care planning wherever necessary. Providers visit patients in their homes and in community-based facilities such as the hospital, hospice, rehabilitation, and extended-care facilities.

To learn more about advance care planning, call Integrated MD Care to schedule a free consultation or book online.

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