It is the
policy of Lasata Care Center to respect the rights and follow the choices of
each resident or their appointed Legal Guardian (LG). It is important for each
resident to discuss their health care decisions/wishes with their family and
physician prior to admission. All residents/LG must choose to be a CODE or NO
CODE status upon admission. Any time
thereafter a resident/LG may choose to change their status. All medical charts
will have documentation as to the resident’s code status and will be kept
current in the event of a change in status.
nurses DO perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), so
any resident who has chosen to be a CODE status and have CPR done in the case
of a cardiac event. If a cardiac event occurs our staff will call 911.
has the right to change his/her mind at any time regarding their code status.
If a resident/LG decides to change his/her code status and a nursing supervisor
is available, the nursing supervisor will be responsible for changing the form
for the resident/LG. If a nursing supervisor is not available, a delegate
will be responsible for changing the form. Forms are available on each
If a resident/LG
or health care agent (after a POA-HC is activated) change their mind about code
status, documentation is required and the Social Worker will be informed.
If a resident becomes incapable of making a decision, either the POA-HC
form must be activated or guardianship pursued. The form cannot be
changed until one of the above is completed. For definition purposes, to
activate a POA-HC, “Incapacity” exists when 2 physicians or a physician and a
psychologist evaluate the resident and document his/her inability to receive
and evaluate information given him/her in order to make health care decisions.
If NO CODE
is requested, it does not mean that other therapeutic and supportive measures
will be stopped. Comfort, medications, nutrition, fluids and other
services will continue to be provided to maintain the level of dignity and
quality of life the resident requests. EXCEPTION: If a resident desires
NO CPR and is out of the facility on an outing, visit or trip outside Lasata
property and a witnessed attack occurs, assistance from Emergency Rescue
Personnel will be initiated as the resident must then be treated like a member
of the general public and treated accordingly.
a copy of a Living Will or Power of Attorney for Health Care document write: