Nidus and Personal Planning
The Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre is a non-profit, charitable organization. Nidus provides information to British Columbians about personal planning, specializing in Representation Agreements. We also operate a centralized Registry for personal planning documents.
Personal planning is about making legal arrangements in the event you need assistance managing your affairs during your lifetime due to illness, injury or disability. Personal planning can address all areas of your life – health care, personal care, legal affairs, and financial affairs.
My mom is my legal representative
In British Columbia, personal planning is for all adults, based on their need for support not their competence. This is important for my son, who does not speak. As his legal representative I can help him be his own person and protect his rights. This provides an alternative to adult guardianship which would remove his rights and declare him a non-person.
I’m not waiting for a crisis
Through personal planning you can make your own legally enforceable arrangements with those you trust. This prevents the government or others you would not want from becoming involved in your personal and private affairs. Personal planning lets you stay in control.
It’s about dignity and respect
Personal planning gives us peace of mind. As a caregiver, my main concern is to ensure quality-of-life to the end-of-life at home or in a facility. And if something happens to me, I need to know someone else can carry on with no disruption in care for my loved one.