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What is the Power of Attorney for Personal Care?

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There are two Powers of Attorney that exist in Canada. One for financial decisions and one for health care decisions. A Power of Attorney is a designated person who will make decisions on behalf of the person who cannot speak for themselves due to a health event or medical condition prior to death. Powers of Attorney are legal documents that every person should have as part of their important papers including the Will. Powers of Attorney are directions that need to be made prior to death and Wills are directions for decisions after death. This document will explain the Powers of Attorney for Personal Care. Please reach out to your local Alzheimer Society if you have any questions.

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