Will Provider are Derby Lasting Power of Attorney Specialists, we are currently running an in depth series on Lasting Power of Attorneys and how it can be of benefit to you.
So hopefully by now you've viewed the information for creating the Property and Financial Lasting Power of Attorney Document, so we're going to move onto the Lasting Power of Attorney Health and Welfare document and conditions that you can place inside your LPA document to guide your appointed attorneys.
In this section Will Provider covers Lasting Power of Attorney - Health and Welfare LPA
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The Lasting Power of Attorney Health and Welfare document allows the Attorney to make the decision for you. Unlike the Property and Financial affairs LPA the Health and Welfare LPA can only be used if you have lost capacity.
These are just some examples of what an Attorney’s will be able to do.
It is difficult to have these conversations with your family, or perhaps even think about them but doing so means everybody is aware of your wishes and it offers them a bit of solid assurance that they are carrying out your wishes. It gives you the reassurance knowing that if the worst does happen, you have chosen the person, or people you trust and given them the authorisation to make decisions for you without the hindrance of red-tape.
Having a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney document means you are installing a layer of protection for yourself and your family after you have lost mental capacity to make your own decisions. It’s ensuring that things go the way you would have wanted them to if you were able to make the decisions for yourself.
It is a powerful document that restores control to yourself and your family or friends in a difficult stage of your life and returning simple decisions that you may have made yourself to the people who know you best.
Social Services may decide where you live even if your family disagrees or finds it difficult to visit the place Social Services choose, but with a Lasting Power of Attorney in place the decision returns to who you have chosen to represent your wishes, without this important document in place decisions are made by strangers who do not know you.
For a guide on what Attorneys must do, and must not do and some general principles that they must follow give our Choosing Attorneys page a read.