What is a Personal Directive?

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What is a Personal Directive?

Your Personal Directive is a legal document which allows you to name a trusted family member or friend to make healthcare decisions for you should you become unable. Your Personal Directive sets out who can make decisions, what decisions they can make, and what your wishes are for your care. A Personal Directive is a crucial document for you to have, regardless of your age, marital or family status. Having an up-to- date Personal Directive prepared by a Calgary Personal Directive lawyer ensures that you retain control over your healthcare in the event of a sudden illness or injury, or a loss of capacity. No one likes to think about emergency situations, but West Legal would be pleased to help prepare your Personal Directive to ensure that your wishes are carried out, and that you receive the care that you want.

If you are involved in an accident, become suddenly ill, or develop a cognitive illness such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia, you may lose your ability to make decisions for yourself regarding your health care. This is known as the loss of your “capacity” – your capacity to make decisions. You may be unconscious, or in anyway unable to express your wishes for your care. If you do not have a Personal Directive, health care professionals do not know who you want to make decisions for your care. If you are suffering a long-term illness which impacts your ability to make decisions, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, your family may need to undertake a long and expensive legal process to have someone appointed as your guardian. West Legal can help with your Personal Directive needs, setting out your wishes such that your family can ensure you receive the best care.

At West Legal, your Calgary Wills and Estates Lawyer, we will ensure that your Personal Directive sets out your wishes clearly and accurately. Planning for your future is important to you, and important to us. We will ensure that your Calgary Personal Directive needs are taken care of, and that you are satisfied that regardless of the circumstances, your wishes for your care will be carried out. We want to make sure that your family avoids expensive, stressful legal processes, and can focus on your care and well-being. West Legal is your Calgary Personal Directive Lawyer, and we look forward to helping you plan for the future, for yourself and your family.

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