A Health and Welfare LPA enables your attorneys to make decisions for you about;
Day to day issues such as diet, dress and daily routine
Living accommodation – whether you can stay in your own home with appropriate support or need to move into residential care or sheltered accommodation.
Medical treatment – refusing or giving consent to medical examinations and treatment on your behalf
Complaints about your care or treatment
Access to personal information
You may state whether you want to give your attorney/s authority to give or refuse consent to life sustaining treatment on your behalf.
You might also consider Advanced Decisions (Living Wills)
But you will continue to make your own health and welfare decisions for as long as you are able to do so.