Advance Care Directives are those legal documents that you put in place to ensure that if you lose capacity to make personal decisions for yourself, a person or persons of your choice will make those decisions on your behalf.
Until July 2014, there were 3 separate types of advance care directives in South Australia:
- Power of Guardianship
- Medical Power of Attorney
- Anticipatory Direction
As of July 2014, these are now all now prepared on one global document covering all personal, health and medical, lifestyle and end of life decision making.
These documents are not just for the elderly. Life is not always predictable, and capacity can be lost at any age due to a range of unexpected events, e.g. car accidents, falls, etc. We believe all adults, no matter what age, should consider appointing one or more persons to make personal, medical, lifestyle and accommodation decisions on their behalf if they lose capacity.
Wills Direct have the knowledge and experience to assist with the preparation of this important document to ensure that you have carefully considered the implications of who to appoint and what to include in the document.
Contact the friendly team at Wills Direct for more information.