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.

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Professional Deputies and Donees

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.


  • 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”.

  • With effect from 14 November 2022, the LPA application can be made online.




TOUCH Professional Donee 

The LPA will kick in when you lose mental capacity. It allows you to plan ahead and appoint someone whom you trust (called a Donee), and who is reliable and competent to make decisions in your best interest based on your wishes and preferences, manage your finances and your welfare when you are unable to do so.

If you do not have a loved one or friend who is willing to take on this role and responsibilities, you can appoint TOUCH as your Professional Donee, who can provide this service.


TOUCH Professional Deputy

For a person who has lost his mental capacity (refer to as P) and does not have a LPA, the Professional Deputy can apply to the Court to act in the best interests of P.

As a Professional Deputy, he/she will act within the power of the court order to carry out the responsibilities to manage P’s Personal Welfare and Property and Affairs for a fee approved by the court.


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Professional Deputies and Donees (Group Shot)

We will help address any issues you may have and take you through the LPA and PDD process.

We also help you with your Advance Care Planning (ACP), where you communicate and/or document your values and wishes regarding your future medical care.

You may also call us at 6317 9996 (Office Hours Monday- Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm) or email [email protected].

Click here for more information on the LPA and the PDD scheme under the Office of Public Guardian.


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“I have come across individuals bearing the burden of guilt and anxiety as they had to make quick and difficult decisions for their loved ones. It can be an emotionally draining experience. At the end of the day, I do not want my loved ones to feel stressed over my care. This is why I prefer to appoint TOUCH as my Professional Donee to carry out my wishes and be connected to the whole care network.” - Ms. ST Koh, single, retired mental health counsellor in her 50s

"I see many caregivers feeling stressed over making decisions for their loved ones who have lost mental capacity. This is why I prefer to rely on a trusted party who can provide continuity of service to manage my future care needs." - Ms. SP Chan, single, retired healthcare professional in her 50s

“I know that my professional donee can be my voice and will act in my best interests if I have dementia or am unable to make decisions one day. I have expressed my preferences about my future care arrangements and financial matters. I am familiar with TOUCH and I know I am in good hands.” - Mary, widow with no children in her 80s

"I experienced firsthand how hard it was for all siblings to agree on how my mother should be cared for when she was too ill to express her wishes. It opened my eyes to the realities of life. I feel assured by TOUCH's Professional Donee, who is knowledgeable, well qualified and empathetic. I believe others in similar situations will also benefit from this service and enjoy peace of mind."- Mdm Chung King Chi, 78, retired teacher

"I come from a small family. My brother is only a few years younger than me. What will happen if he isn't able to fulfil his Donee role in the future? By appointing a replacement Donee from TOUCH, I am assured that my future needs will be well taken care of. I know it's in good hands. This is an issue that concerns many, including caregivers. I always encourage my friends to assess their needs with a long term perspective and to approach this with an open mind." - Ms S.L. Ann, a single in her 50s who works in the finance sector