Considerations for older people

What every older person should consider

Everyone should have Enduring Power of Attorney.  An enduring power of attorney is a document where you appoint who you would like to make decisions on your behalf when you are no longer able to.

People think their family will take over if they are no longer able to manage their own affairs or that their Will would come into effect. Unfortunately this isn't true.

That's why we recommend you appoint someone as your enduring power of attorney (EPOA), so that you have peace of mind knowing a person you trust will be making important decisions for you when you're not able to.

The key thing with the law is the person who accepts the role as an enduring power of attorney has to show that they have taken an interest in that person in actively ensuring their welfare is taken care of.