Deciding how you want to live out your last days is a touchy subject for most people, but if you don’t take the time to do so now, you and your loved ones could end up suffering needlessly. While you are still of sound mind, you need to determine whom you trust to make decisions about your lifestyle and medical care if you are ever incapacitated.
An expert Adelaide estate planning lawyer can document your end-of-life wishes with an Advance Care Directive to help you attain peace of mind about your future and get back to the business of living in the moment.
What Is an Advance Care Directive?
The new Advance Care Directive has only been available in South Australia since 1st July 2014, and is intended to take the place of older documents known as Medical Power of Attorney, Anticipatory Direction and Enduring Power of Guardianship. If you have these older documents in place, they are still valid until you complete the new form.