Power of Attorney for Personal Care

A Power of Attorney for Personal Care is a legal document that lets you name someone to make decisions for you if you become mentally incapable. It is sometimes called a “personal power of attorney”.

You’re called the grantor. The person you name is called your attorney.

Your attorney can make:

  • decisions about your personal care, such as where you live, what you eat, getting dressed, washing and having a bath, and staying safe
  • decisions about your health care that deal with:
    • health-care treatments
    • moving into a long-term care home
    • personal care services in a long-term care home
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