Personal Care Directive in Edmonton

Take Charge of Your Own Personal Care

Personal care directives (PCD) can provide you with some guarantee of control over your own personal care in the case of infirmity or incapacitation. Estate Connection is here to help you make the difficult but necessary decisions involved in your future care. Our lawyers understand the process can be daunting, which is why we are committed to guiding you every step of the way.

Personal Care Directive (PCD)

A personal care directive, or living will, allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions about your health care if you should become infirm. This document can help if you have certain family members who don’t see eye-to-eye, if you have strong feelings about how you should be treated, or if you want to relieve your loved ones of the burden involved in making difficult healthcare decisions on your behalf. For instance, the PCD can outline your willingness to live in an extended care facility, to accept a blood donation, to be taken off life support, to receive organ donations, or to refuse any of those things.

Green Sleeve

In Alberta, the Green Sleeve is also known as a Goals of Care Designation and Advanced Care Planning. It allows you to instruct your healthcare team about the general focus of your care, as well as the time and place. Your doctor will write the Goals of Care Designation as a medical order after speaking with you or the agent you appointed under a PCD. Your goals of care may involve one of three general approaches: Medical Care, Resuscitation Care, and Comfort Care. These goals may change in response to your situation or your wishes.

While it can be challenging to prepare your personal care directive, Estate Connection strives to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible. Our attentive lawyers will do their best to make you feel comfortable and ensure you understand every step. Contact our local lawyers to find out how you can start planning ahead with a personal care directive.