Did you know that it is an expensive and stressful process for a loved one who need to apply for a Deputyship Order if you lose mental capacity without a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place?
Anyone may lose our mental capacity because of dementia, brain injury, stroke, or other causes. While we are still able, we should consider making a LPA to appoint a loved one to act for us - according to our wishes.
Here’s how we can help:
In the absence of a loved one to act on your behalf, and as part of our efforts to provide holistic care to individuals, TOUCH has a pool of Professional Deputies and Donees registered with the Office of Public Guardian. (OPG) whom you can appoint as a proxy decision maker to cover your personal welfare, and property and affairs.
Source: Office of Public Guardian, Ministry of Social and Family Development
Note: With effect from 1 September 2018, under the Mental Capacity (Registration of Professional Deputies) Regulations 2018, Professional Deputies can act for persons who lose mental capacity (known as 'P') for a fee. Professional deputies must be unrelated to “P”.