Lasting Power of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney or LPA is a legal document appointing a person of your choice to make decisions on your behalf. It allows you to plan ahead and ensure that someone you trust is legally able to act and make decisions on your behalf if, in the future, you’re not able to do those things for yourself.
Why should I appoint a Lasting Power of Attorney?
Having a Lasting Power of Attorney in place prevents a stranger, or someone you may not trust, from having any power over decisions concerning your welfare.
Don’t assume your next of kin can make important decisions on your behalf. No-one can make these decisions unless they have been legally authorised to do so.
Don’t wait until you are frail or in ill health. Anyone over the age of 18 who has full mental capacity can have an LPA. You might lose your ability to make decisions due to an accident, being in a coma or mental illness. If you lose capacity, it will be too late to get an LPA.
It’s not easy to think about a time when you’re no longer able to make your own decisions. But if that time comes, having an LPA can make life that bit easier and reduce the stress and anxiety on you and your family.
There are two types of LPA: one for health and care and one for financial decisions.
- The LPA for health and care can only be used if you lose mental capacity. This can include; making decisions on where you should live, your medical care, what you should eat, who you should have contact with and what kind of social activities you should take part in.
- The LPA for financial decisions can be used immediately after it’s been registered. This can include; paying bills, paying the mortgage, arranging repairs to your home or selling your home.
How much does it cost?
Our price list is available to download below. The cost is very reasonable, and our Later Life Planning Officer will visit you at home if necessary. We can also carry out the initial consultation over the phone or via video chat. There is no charge for the consultation, only for the drafting.
Why choose Age Cymru?
You can trust Age Cymru to provide a quality service and ensure your wishes are communicated with empathy and sensitivity.
Contact the Later Life Planning Team for more information.
Luan Roberts: 07772 697 097
Sally Prosser: 07772 461 585
It was all explained to us, we didn’t have to worry. We knew exactly what we were signing, and everything was done. Excellent service.