Power of Attorney: Advance Directions for Care and Financial Decisions (who decides and how decisions are made)
This session provided an overview of Power of Attorney for Personal Care & Power of Attorney for Property (Finances), including the type of decisions and guidance that can be set out in POA documents, who can make POA documents and the requirements for the POA documents to be valid. The presenter also reviewed when a POA come into effect and how can it be revoked, the role of a substitute decision maker, and how they must make decisions about care or finances decisions. The egaging and interactive webare addressed how ageism can influenece decision and importance of having meaningfully communication to experss our wishes to family and friends who will make decisions when we are no longer able to do so.
Melanie de Wit, Chief Legal Officer, Unity Health
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Resources and Website Links
Community Legal Education Ontario
Guided Pathways for Wills and Powers of Attorney
Power of Attorney for Personal Care
Community Advocacy and Legal Centre (CALC)
Tips Sheets (including POA, Financial abuse by a POA and Consider acting as a POA)
Guided Pathway for responding to elder abuse
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