Power of Attorney
No-one wants to think about becoming incapable of making their own decisions through illness or accident. But it happens every day, to people of all ages.
A Power of Attorney lets you plan ahead to make sure that all your wishes are respected - whatever happens. It gives you the confidence of knowing your future is in the hands of someone who cares about you.
A Power of Attorney is a written document that allows someone else to take decisions or make actions on your behalf. This person is called your Attorney and you decide who the most appropriate person’s to have this authority. You decide exactly what they’re authorised to do, and under what circumstances.
These arrangements are designed to come into effect if you’re ever in a situation where you’re incapable of looking after yourself. As we all know, this can happen gradually over time or suddenly, through either an accident or illness. Having a Power of Attorney lets you decide what you want someone to do for you in the future.
The benefits of taking out a Power of Attorney are:
- Reassurance that everything will be taken care of
- Planning ahead with confidence
- Protecting your loved ones from unnecessary stress