Power of Attorney for Personal Care

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the power to act on your behalf. This person is called your "attorney". In Canada the word "attorney" usually does not mean lawyer, as it does in the USA. You can give someone a Power of Attorney for Personal Care if you want them to make personal care decisions on your behalf if you become mentally incapable of making them yourself. This is sometimes called a "personal power of attorney". There are three kinds of Power of Attorney in Ontario:  General Power of Attorney for Property, Continuing Power of Attorney for Property, and Power of Attorney for Personal Care.