As you get older, the greater the chance that you will need to be cared for. This section gives you the information you need to make the appropriate care choices. Subjects include living wills, care at home, choosing care homes, and hospice and hospital care.
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- Planning for your future care
An excellent guide, Planning for your future care, contains useful information in a positive style.
- Funding for long term care
Ted Stevenson describes how it may be possible to plan the payment of care fees to protect your capital.
- Care at home
Advice for the many people who choose to be cared for in their homes, and how they can be cared for most effectively.
- Advance decision, or living will
An advance decision, or living will, allows you to make important choices now that are carried out when end of life medical decisions have to be taken.
- Respite for carers
Caring for a loved one is physically and emotionally exhausting. That is why it is essential to plan for respite for carers.
- Assisted dying in the UK
It is against the law to assist the suicide of another individual, whatever their age, circumstance or wishes. However, there is growing support to change the legislation on suicide.
- Advance care planning in care homes
Cathy Butterworth describes the value of an online learning pack to help carers discuss advance care planning with care home residents.
- Lasting Power of Attorney
Why you should consider a Lasting Power of Attorney to act on your behalf to make end of life care decisions.
- Family and friends as carers
Advice for family members and close friends who care for people, especially loved ones coming to the end of their lives.
- End of life hospital care
Most people die in hospital, so you should be aware of the issues that arise when end of life care is delivered in hospital.