If a life-changing event happened to you tomorrow, who would you want to help you manage your personal and financial matters? Choose someone you trust to make personal decisions for you in the future.
Enduring Power of Attorney
An enduring power of attorney (EPA) is a legal authorization to act on someone else’s behalf in financial matters who have lost the ability to deal with their own affairs, without the need to apply to the Court of Protection.
If a person had a stroke, it might need to move from the hospital to a facility. If that person lost the ability to make decisions, it could not give permission to be moved. With specific decision-making, someone can consent.
Guardianship of an adult
By appointed as a guardian, so someone can make personal decisions for you.
If a person isn’t capable of making decisions, he/she may be vulnerable. When you become a guardian, the court gives you legal authority to make personal decisions for them.
Planning ahead is the smart thing to do. Although you may be capable of making your own decisions, there are times when you might want support.Give someone you trust the legal authority to help you make and communicate your decisions.
Co-decision-making is different from guardianship in that: you make decisions with the adult, not for them. Co-decision-makers help makes personal decisions on anything not related to money, such as: where the adult lives, health care, education & legal affairs