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Preparing a Power of Attorney for Personal Care

Preparing a Power of Attorney for Personal Care

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Posted April 14, 2015

In preparing a power of attorney for personal care, we will discuss with our clients the preparation of specific instructions to be attached to the power of attorney, detailing the nature of the care the donor wishes under certain circumstances. This document is often loosely referred to as a “living will.” There is standard wording, often used, which provides for medication to be administered to provide comfort even if it hastens death, and for the refusal of ‘heroic’ measures being used to preserve life, in both cases where the donor is unlikely to improve from severe impairment through illness or other cause to his/her quality of life.  However, this document can go into considerable detail about other health care decisions, including a prohibition against certain kinds of treatment, or specifics as to the nature of care that a donor wishes to have (nursing care at home, retirement home, or nursing home).

This blog post was written by Ted Mann, a Partner in the Wills and Estates, Real Estate, Business and Bankruptcy teams.    He can be reached at 613-369-0368 or at ted.mann@mannlawyers.com.

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Ted Mann (Retired)

Ted Mann (Retired)

As one of the founders of Mann Lawyers, I have been helping clients with real estate transactions, estate planning, estate matters and insolvency for over 30 years. I also have extensive commercial, corporate, and tax law experience. With every client I try to bring a fresh and creative approach, sensitive to your needs and circumstances, whether personal or business-related. I am also experienced in providing legal advice to individuals, same-sex couples, and organizations in the LGBTQ community. I graduated from Osgoode Hall in 1978 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1980. I practiced law in Toronto and Prince Edward Island prior to moving to Ottawa in 1987.  I have practiced law here since then and am proud to call Ottawa home. Beyond my law practice, I am also passionate about life—enjoying swimming, pilates, skiing, kayaking and hiking. I am active in local theatre and music, frequently taking part... Read More

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