Making enduring powers of attorney involves appointing substitute decisions makers. The substitute decision maker can make decisions (about particular matters) for the person who appointed them in the event the person is unable to make their own decision because of illness or injury.
In Victoria, making enduring powers of attorney enables people to plan for their future:
- medical treatment and personal care
- management of their financial matters
- personal and lifestyles matters.
Choosing the right enduring powers and the right person to appoint is important.