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Living Wills and Health Care Power of Attorney
If you are 18 or older and mentally competent, you have the right to make decisions about your medical treatment. If you want to control decisions about your health care, even if you are unable to make or express them yourself, you will need an Advance Directive. An Advance Directive is a set of instructions you give about the health care you want, in the event you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself. There are three kinds of Advance Directives: a Living Will, a Health Care Power of Attorney, and Advance Instructions for Mental Health Treatment. You can obtain these forms from the Patient Relations Department.
The hospital has access to interpreters for a number of foreign languages should a patient require it.
Channel 56 is the hospital’s closed-circuit television station, which features a number of health-related programs. If you do not have a Channel 56 program schedule in your room, please ask your nurse for one.
Mail and Flowers
Mail and flowers received for you will be delivered to your room. Letters and parcels that arrive after you have been discharged are forwarded to your home. Stamps and stationery may be purchased in the Auxiliary Coffee Shop. Outgoing mail may be left at the nurses’ station.
Various newspapers may be purchased in the Auxiliary Coffee Shop.
The services of a notary are available for patients free of charge. Requests can be made through your nurse.
Auxiliary Coffee Shop
The Calais Regional Hospital Auxiliary operates the coffee shop. Located in the Main Lobby, it is open during the hours posted on the door. Anyone interested in joining the Auxiliary or volunteering in the Coffee Shop may call 454-7521 ext. 227.
Assistance to Customers with Special Needs
Calais Regional Hospital will make every attempt to provide communication assists, mobility assists, and comfort assistance to patients requiring them.