There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Powers of Attorney - are documents you prepare appointing a person or persons of your choosing (your Attorney(s) to look after your property and financial affairs should you become incapable of managing them yourself or you simply wish someone else to take over the reins for you or wish for someone to manage your affairs alongside you. You can retain as much input as you wish in your affairs., provided you are able to make necessary decisions. Indeed your Attorney(s) must consult you as much as is reasonably possible and enable you, as far as possible, to make your own decisions.
Health and Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney – are documents which allow you to appoint an Attorney(s) to make any welfare decisions for you on your behalf if you should become mentally incapable of being able to make such decisions yourself. The decisions will include being able to decide what medical treatment you should/should not have, where you should live and the type of care you are to receive.