Elder care and end of life
Do you have arrangements in place in case you can no longer make decisions for yourself? This can happen suddenly and without warning, if you are in an accident. Or it can happen gradually without anyone really realising it, in the case of advancing years.
If you haven’t made arrangements yourself, then the government will do so for you, via the Guardianship Division of the New South Wales Consumer and Administrative Tribunal. That takes time and money, which can make things very difficult if urgent decisions need to be made for you. And worse, the Tribunal may not end up making the decision you want.
You can avoid this and keep control by taking steps before a loss of capacity to make sure those you want to look after you and your financial affairs are appointed as your attorney and guardian.
By preparing a written directive known as an 'Enduring Power of Attorney' or an 'Enduring Power of Guardian beforehand, you can also relieve your loved ones of the burden of making the decisions you are no longer able to make about your medical treatment.
Preparing an Enduring Power of Attorney or an Enduring Power of Guardian is comparatively simple and Blanchfield Nicholls can guide and advise you through the process of preparing an effective Enduring Power of Guardian or Attorney.
For a confidential discussion about your situation, please get in touch.