Introduction

Adults may need different levels of personal decision-making support. So the adult can remain as independent as possible, different options are available to suit their needs:

  • supported decision-making – an adult with capacity can choose a trusted person to assist them with accessing information and communicating their decisions
  • specific decision-making – a decision for an adult who has lost the capacity to make health care and residential facility placement decisions
  • co-decision-making – sharing decision-making with an adult who requires some assistance because of a loss of capacity but can make decisions with support
  • co-decision-making review – the court order needs to be reviewed if it is required by the court, or if a change needs to be made to the order
  • adult guardianship – decisions are made on behalf of an adult who does not have capacity
  • adult guardianship review – the court order needs to be reviewed if it is required by the court, or if a change needs to be made to the order

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