What is the difference between guardianship and enduring guardianship?

What is the difference between guardianship and enduring guardianship?

While a power of attorney is generally considered to be a device by which you empower a chosen ‘attorney’ (a person you grant authority to) to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf, an enduring guardianship specifically empowers your nominated ‘guardian’ to make lifestyle, health and welfare decisions for …

What is an enduring guardianship?

An Enduring Guardian is someone you appoint to make lifestyle and health decisions on your behalf, when you don’t have the capacity to make them for yourself. NSW Trustee & Guardian can help you complete your Enduring Guardianship document when you prepare a Will and Power of Attorney with them.

What decisions can an enduring guardian make?

An enduring guardian is a substitute decision-maker of your choice with legal authority to make health and lifestyle decisions on your behalf if needed, such as where you may live, the services you need, what health care you receive, or consenting to medical and dental treatment on your behalf.

How a guardian is appointed?

A guardian is a person who is appointed to look after another person or his property. He or she assumes the care and protection of the person for whom he/she is appointed the guardian. A guardian takes decision on behalf of the minor for protecting the interests of the minor and his property.

Who makes decisions for an incapacitated patient?

For patients who are incapacitated and have no advance directive in place to state their preferences for medical decisions, there are two options — a court-appointed guardian or a surrogate decision-maker.

Is a guardian a surrogate decision maker?

A surrogate decision maker, also known as a health care proxy or as agents, is an advocate for incompetent patients. If people have court-appointed guardians with authority to make health care decisions, the guardian is the authorized surrogate.

What happens if I don’t have an enduring guardian?

If you do not have an enduring power of guardianship and you lose capacity to make personal and lifestyle decisions, a guardian may be appointed by a Tribunal.