What is an Enduring Guardianship and when will I need one?

What is an Enduring Guardianship and when will I need one?What is an Enduring Guardianship?

An Enduring Guardianship is a power created by a document where one person appoints another person/s to make medical, health care and lifestyle decisions in the event of mental incapacity of another person.  The document can specify your wishes as to medical treatment, accommodation and lifestyle decisions.

An Enduring Power of Guardianship is a separate document to your Will or Enduring Power of Attorney. Normally an Enduring Guardianship is an adult person who is not involved in your professional or administrative treatment, for example, your spouse, children or close friends are usually the best to appoint.