What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?
It is a legal document which allows you to appoint another person or persons who you trust to act on your behalf to make decisions about matters such as property and financial affairs and/or your health and welfare if you become unable to do so because of mental or physical incapacity.
There are two types of LPA:
As a donor you can restrict or specify the types of decisions that the attorney can make or you can allow the attorney to make all decisions on your behalf. One difference between the two types of LPA is that a Property and Financial Affairs LPA can be used while someone still has capacity, whereas a Health and Welfare LPA can only be used once they have lost capacity,