An Enduring Guardian is someone you appoint during your lifetime as a substitute decision maker on life style matters, such as medical treatment, accommodation issues etc.
Linda can provide you with legal advice as to whether you need an Enduring Guardianship and what functions you would give the Enduring Guardian and when it will cease to operate.
The types of decisions the persons you appoint may include:
- Where you live
- What health care you receive
- The medical or dental treatment you receive
- Other personal services you may need
These are called functions. You can give your enduring guardian as many or as few functions as you like. You can appoint more than one enduring guardian if you wish, and you should choose which decision-making areas you want your enduring guardian to have.
Your enduring guardian must act within the principles of the Guardianship Act, in your best interests and within the law.
If you are competent to make an enduring guardianship, the document must be witnessed by a prescribed person such as a lawyer.