An Enduring Guardianship is similar to a Power of Attorney but relates to non-financial decisions. An appointment of enduring guardian is a document where you appoint someone to make lifestyle decisions for you. For example, where you live, what medical treatment you receive and what you would like done in a life and death situation (where you are unable to decide for yourself).
This document is gives your Guardian powers to make non-financial decisions on your behalf so it is important that someone you trust that will act in your best interests.
Like a Power of Attorney, a practical Guardian is recommended such as a close family member or friend.
They can give direction to your healthcare provider, institution of health care facility, hospital, aged care facility or nursing home.
They can decide where you live, what health care you receive and what other kind of other personal services you receive.
They can consent to the carrying out of medical or dental treatment.
They can make end of life decisions.