National Advance Care Planning Day – Friday, April 16, 2021
Posted on April 14, 2021
Each year on April 16 through Advance Care Planning Day, Canadians are encouraged to set aside time to talk openly with family, friends and loved ones about what is most important to you in a health care emergency. Advance Care Planning entails thinking and talking about your wishes, values, and preferences for your future care if faced with the inability to speak for yourself. By discussing this, you can choose who would speak for you as your “Substitute Decision Maker”.
On behalf of our Estate & Wealth Advisory team of lawyers, we remind you that in addition to your Will, a Power of Attorney Agreement and Healthcare Representation Agreement are vital documents that make up your advanced care planning. A Power of Attorney document allows you to appoint someone to help you with your money and property matters while you are alive, and a Healthcare Representation Agreement allows you to appoint someone to assist you with your personal and medical decisions while you are alive.
It is very important that you discuss these documents with a professional to ensure they are properly prepared to protect you. Contact any member of our Estate & Wealth Advisory team for assistance reviewing, updating or preparing a Power of Attorney, Healthcare Representation Agreement or Will.