Just a Minute - Podcast Episode 38: Advance Care Planning Part 2

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[00:10] Welcome to new episode of "Just a Minute" by Landmark Law. Today's episode is presented to you by Vicki on July 28th, 2023, to help educate our listeners on various legal scenarios.

[00:24] Today's episode will be Part 2 on Advanced Care Planning.

[00:27] A Power of Attorney for Personal Care allows you to give a trusted person, the substitute decision maker, the power to make personal and medical decisions if you become mentally incapacitated.

[00:37] It may contain an advanced care directive that may spell out the types of medical treatments and life-sustaining measures you want and don't want.

[00:46] For example, some people may decline artificial life support treatment if they have no hope of recovery. You may make a Power of Attorney for Personal Care if you are over 16-years old and:

[00:58] have the ability to understand that your substitute decision maker has a genuine concern for your welfare; and

[01:04] appreciate that the substitute decision maker may need to make decisions for him or herself. The following people may NOT act as your attorney, your:

[01:13] landlord, social worker, counsellor, teacher, advocate, doctor, nurse, therapist or other health care provider, homemaker or attendant, or any person who provides care for you in the place where you live. Landmark Law Professional Corporation may assist in your Advanced Care and Wills and Estates planning matters.