An Enduring Guardian is a person who is legally appointed to make decisions about your health and lifestyle in the event you cannot make these decisions for yourself.
What is their role? – There may be situations in life that demand someone else to make important decisions for you. This could be either temporary or permanent which may occur at any moment in life. The Enduring Guardian only starts making decisions for you when you are unable to.
What decisions can they make? – Your Enduring Guardian only makes decisions in the areas you outline. This may include where you live, the services you receive, and the medical treatment you are given.
What decisions can't they make? – Your Enduring Guardian cannot make decisions about your money, political vote, marriage, and changing your will.
Who should I appoint as my Enduring Guardian? – They should be someone you trust such as a spouse, family member, or friend. It is essential that they are willing to take on the role, can make decisions in difficult circumstances, can be easily contactable, and understand your needs.