Advance Care Directive

Advance Care Directive

What is an Advance Care Directive?

There may come a time in your life where you will be incapable of making your own decisions. Common scenarios include dementia, coma, stroke and other related incidents where you lose mental capacity. Under these circumstances, you must choose someone to deal with all your health care and life issues. This is known as a an Advance Care Directive, someone who understands and respects your wishes to make the decision for you when you don't have the mental capacity to do so.

Other scenarios can include:

  • Authorising medical treatment
  • Switching life support systems on/off
  • Arranging nursing homes
  • Food and dietary requirements
  • Religious practices

Advance Care Directive preparation

An Advance Care Directive is often prepared at the same time as preparing a Will and an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA).

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