What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? AR
My mother was found by a family member on the floor incoherant they took her to hospital and she is now doing better. My mother has a DNR but it doesn't cover what she is wanting now. She has never really been one to see a doc infact this was the first time in about 15yrs. She is coming home from the hosp soon and has expressed that she doesnt want any treatment what so ever. She doesn't want us to call 911 if we find her in that state again. She has told the doctors not to give us any medical info on her so we are not really sure what is wrong with her. Her not wanting to get treatment is nothing she has not told all of us our whole lives.
We (all her children) want to carry out her wishes but want to make sure we cover our bases. Does she need to add this to her DNR? If we find her do we call 911 and hand them this paper? This is hard for all of us because we do not want to loose our mom but it would be harder on us if we go against her wishes. Can she refuse basic treatment? Do we need to contact a lawyer to get this added to her DNR?