Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to spell out your decisions about your health care, now and at the end of your life, ahead of time in the event you are unable to communicate them. Having the ability to express your wants and needs through these documents can be helpful to your family and medical staff, but can also give you the opportunity to have power over your most personal wishes.
We know it may be difficult to discuss these serious issues. Below you will find a few very helpful documents that can help you start having these conversations or create a legal document expressing your plans and desires for your care.
This medical power of attorney allows you to choose another individual to speak for you and make health care decisions on your behalf in the event you are unable to do so yourself.
Please see the Michigan Patient Advocate Designation for more details
This document is a complete approach to discussing and documenting your care and comfort choices. It is an easy-to-use legal advance directive document written in everyday language. It helps all adults, regardless of age or health, to consider and document how they want to be cared for at the end of life.
Please see the Five Wishes Form for more info.
Dear Pat and staff, Thank you for the outstanding care I received from all the staff at your clinic! The world is a better place because of you. Continue to shine. Thanks again!
To the staff of this truly awesome clinic, thank you one & all for all the care and thoughtfulness and smiles you have given me over the few years of my care. i am so grateful I found this clinic. You do so much for so many people.
Cathy & Gary, Cathy you called to say you would put me on your list. This is a thank you for putting a long lost smile on my face with that good news. From the bottom of my heart God bless you both. Thank you for returning my call for help.
Kathy, I wanted to thank you for your consistent and continuous kindness that you give many each day. I appreciate all that you do and what you have done for me. I was in pain and through prayer God connected me with you. Thank you for squeezing me into Dr. Willion and for never forgetting about me. My teeth are beautiful now and pain free. Love Katrina
Thank you again for all of your assistance. You have gone above and beyond, and for that you will never know how much it has meant to me. When you don't have insurance, you let so many little things go, because you know that there isn't anyone who will see you. The Burnstein Clinic is the first place out of many who were actually willing to help. You guys are making a difference.