Advance Care planning helps residents make decisions about the care they would want to receive if they become unable to speak for themselves. Stonehill social workers are available to assist residents in completing an advance directive. Residents can also request an Ethics Consultation through our social workers at 563-690-9646 or the Administrator at 563-690-9634.
When end-of-life decisions become difficult and complicated, Stonehill provides an Ethics Consultation. This approach assists those facing decisions for residents and their families at a time when treatment becomes burdensome to the resident without providing benefit. View the Ethics Consultation brochure.
Our Ethics Committee further assists in the review of policies and guidelines to ensure they reflect the Stonehill mission, values, and ethical best practices.
These resources, developed by the Stonehill Ethics Committee, were created to assist residents and their families:
Healthcare Power of Attorney (PDF)
Completing IPOST (Iowa Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment) Information and Ethical Guidance (PDF)
IPOST Form (PDF)
Ethics Consultation Service (PDF)
Ethics Consult Record (PDF)
Making Decisions about Medically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration in Long-Term Care (PDF)
Resident Bill of Rights and Responsibilities (PDF)
This educational presentation titled "Companions on the Journey" discusses ethical decision-making based on Catholic teachings, provides an explanation of palliative care vs. hospice care, and reviews advanced care planning options.
Download the Companions of the Journey Presentation PowerPoint.pptx to view the presentation.