Take control of your future decision-making: an introduction

Take control of your future decision-making: an introduction

Published: 
April 2021
Take control of your future decision-making: an introduction

About this booklet

This booklet explains the process of planning for your future decision-making and your options if you need support in the future with:

  • making decisions about your finances
  • medical treatment
  • and how you would like to live.

This booklet does not contain the legal forms you will need if you wish to appoint someone to support you to make decisions. There are links to these forms at the bottom of this page. 

Order a print copy

Click on the green ‘Add to order button’ on this page to order a free, printed copy of this booklet.

Download an electronic copy

Visit the Office of the Public Advocate’s Planning ahead web page to download an electronic copy of Take control of your future: an introduction.

Scroll down to the heading Downloadable resources for a PDF version of the booklet and other resources designed to help with advance care planning.

Forms to appoint someone to support you to make decisions

Enduring power of attorney appointment form

The Office of the Public Advocate’s website has links to forms for making an enduring power of attorney.

Scroll down to the heading Downloadable resources for short and long versions of the enduring power of attorney appointment form and other resources that may help you appoint someone to make decisions about personal or financial matters.

Advance care planning and forms

The Health Vic website has links to forms for documenting your decisions about medical treatment in future if you are not able to communicate your wishes or if you no longer have decision making capacity.

Scroll to the heading Downloads at the bottom of the page to download the following forms:

  • Advance care directive for adults
  • Appointment of support person form
  • Appointment of medical treatment decision-maker form (there are short and long versions of this form)

This section of the Health Vic website also includes other resources to help with advance care planning.

 

 

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