Your voice – trust your choice: tips for seniors making enduring powers of attorney

This booklet is for older people. It includes helpful tips, case studies, and sample wording to assist you to think about, and make, your enduring power of attorney.

We all have the right to make our own decisions. However, there may be a time when you are unable to make decisions for yourself and need someone else to make particular decisions for you.

Making an enduring power of attorney is one way that you can take control now, so that decisions are made as you would want them in the future.

An enduring power of attorney is where you give someone you trust the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf, for example, about where you might live, or about what happens to your house, other property or pets.