What are advance statements?
Sometimes people can lose the ability to make a decision for themselves. This is known as losing mental capacity. An advance statement is when you explain what you would like to happen with your heath care in the future.
There are a number of reasons why people make an advance statement. Some people like to have an advance statement because it helps them to feel in control about what may happen in the future if they become unwell.
You can use an advance statement to state who you would like to manage other practical matters if you become ill, such as paying bills or looking after pets.