Appointing Powers of Attorney gives you the opportunity to talk people about your needs and aspirations so that, should the time come when you are unable to make decisions, the person(s) you appoint know what you want for your life. The Office of the Public Advocate recommends that everyone over 18 years consider making enduring powers of attorney. For people considering residential care, or with family members becoming more dependent, appointing powers of attorney is important.
From September 1 2015 there will be new forms, combining the current three types of powers of attorney into two. This is a great time to plan for your future. Visit the Office of the Public Advocate website for more information.