Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) forms are essential these days for anyone entering older age.
These documents allow your nominated attorney/s to make decisions for you. What kinds of LPAs are there?
Health and Welfare LPA
After signing an LPA, your attorney will be able to make decisions, or help you make decisions about:
- daily routine
- medical care
- where you live i.e. supportled living/carehome etc
- improving your quality of life.
Your attorney will also be able to refuse or consent to any treatment on your behalf.
Property and Financial Affairs LPA
Your attorney will be able to make decisions about:
- money, tax and bills
- bank accounts
- property and investments
- pensions, benefits and more.
Your attorney can use your money to look after your home and buy anything you may need. You need not wait until you have lost capacity for your attorney to have the power to do these things. They can act as soon as it is registered, with your permission.
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