One way of planning for your own future is to appoint an enduring guardian. If you lose the capacity to make your own decisions, an enduring guardian can make non-finance based personal decisions on your behalf.
An Enduring Guardian can make decisions for you in areas such as accommodation, health and services, if you lose the capacity to make your own decisions at some time in the future. An Enduring Guardian cannot make decisions about your money or assets.
You can make an Enduring Power of Attorney to appoint someone to manage your financial affairs.
An enduring power of attorney is a legal document which allows you
(the donor) to appoint a person or agency of your choice to make
financial and/or property decisions on your behalf. This person or
agency (the donee) becomes your attorney.
An enduring power of attorney cannot be used to appoint someone
to make personal, lifestyle or treatment (medical and health care)
decisions on your behalf. If you want to appoint someone to make
these kinds of decisions, you may want to make an enduring power
A sole attorney is one person appointed as attorney.
Joint attorneys are two people appointed as attorney, who must act
together and agree on all decisions that are made.
Joint and several attorneys are two people appointed as attorney,
who can make decisions independently or together.