Mental incapacity is when someone cannot
understand relevant information or cannot appreciate what may
happen as a result of decisions they make—or do not
make—about their finances, health or personal care.
- Planning ahead
- How do I plan ahead in case I were to become unable to take
care of myself and my property? Learn more about choosing a
substitute decision-maker for yourself through a Power of Attorney and
- What do I do if I think
someone is incapable of taking care of themselves?
Learn how to:
- request an assessment of someone's capacity
- find someone to perform an assessment
- find and fill out assessment forms
- make a referral to the OPGT in cases of serious
- What happens when someone is
- Learn more about how substitute health care and financial
decisions are made, a guide to the Substitute Decisions Act,
the role of the Public Guardian as decision-maker.
In the absence of a continuing Power of Attorney for
property, a Guardian of Property must be
assigned to make decisions on behalf of the incapable person.
Learn more about:
- what it means to be a guardian
- how to become a guardian
- what to do if you are concerned about how a guardian is
- About the Office of the Public Guardian
and Trustee (OPGT)