How Does an Advance Directive Work?
The idea of losing the ability to make decisions for yourself, and no longer being able to live independently, is a distressing thought. With an advance directive, you can define the important issues in advance.
With an advance directive, you can determine when and by whom you want to be cared for in the event of a loss of decision-making capacity. The advance directive can include personal care as well as financial care. After the loss of decision-making capacity, the CAPA will appoint the person named in the advance directive as responsible for care instead of a conservator. Permanent supervision by the authorities does not occur.