Advance Care Planning

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

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Advance care planning is the process of making choices now, while the person is capable, about how a person wishes to be cared for in the future if he/she becomes incapable of making decisions. It is also about giving someone we trust the information and authority to act on those wishes for us. This service may include help with creating Power of Attorney for Personal Care documents. “A Power of Attorney for Personal Care (sometimes called a ‘personal power of attorney’) is a legal document. With this document you give someone the power to make personal care decisions on your behalf if you become mentally incapable of making them yourself. ‘Personal care decisions are decisions about your health care (including medical treatment), diet, housing, clothing, hygiene, and safety.'”

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) and Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE), Power of Attorney for Personal Care, March 2001.

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Anyone looking for information about Power of Attorney for Property and Power of Attorney for Personal Care.

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Advance care planning


No cost to get a copy of the Power of Attorney Kit.

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The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee has produced a Power of Attorney Kit that will help you appoint the person you want to make decisions for you when you are no longer able to do so for yourself.

For further information visit the Ministry of the Attorney General – Power
of Attorney page

595 Bay Street
Toronto M5G 1M6
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