An Enduring Guardian can make lifestyle, health and medical decisions for you if you do not have capacity to make them yourself.
An Enduring Guardianship is a document authorising someone to make lifestyle, health and medical decisions for you.
This could be if you become ill or injured and are unable to make such decisions for yourself.
An Enduring Guardian can influence or decide:
- where you live
- what health and personal services you receive
- the medical treatment you get.
The person you appoint should be someone you trust and who understands the importance of their responsibilities
Legal Answers has information on choosing, appointing and revoking an Enduring Guardian.
You can give directions to your Enduring Guardian about how you want them to perform their role.
An example of a direction you may want to give could be that they seek advice from your doctor or medical specialists before making certain decisions.
You can also make an Advance Care Directive. This is a separate document to help inform what lifestyle and health decisions are to be followed should you not have capacity to make them for yourself.
End of Life Planner
An interactive guide to help you prepare for end of life tasks and documents before you meet with a professional advisor. This includes will preparation, Enduring Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship, funeral wishes and more.
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By logging in you're able to:
- start the planning process
- update and save your information whenever circumstances change
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