GP visits to care homes reduce hospital admissions by nearly 40%
Funding gap for care home charges filled by service users, says report
Pharmacists funded to work in care homes in England
Dementia UK lauds frontline nurses with emotional animation
Counting the cost of adult social care as councils set spending budgets
Call for government to ditch ‘discriminatory’ PIP rules for NHS care home stays
Dementia research must study care as well as cure
Social care allowances are confusing – the government must offer clarity
Fears over pressure on care system as National Audit Office warns staff and funding are not sustainable
Social care at ‘tipping point’ as back pay crisis grows, warn councils
Dementia sufferers 'wiped out' financially in 'unfair' care system, says Jeremy Hunt
6 reasons why we need dementia-friendly financial services
Dementia study adds to calls for more funding of music therapy
Music can help reduce symptoms but only 5% of care homes are using it effectively, finds report
Warning over 'trust' schemes supposed to help families avoid paying for care
Ombudsman calls for councils to be clear on care home costs
We need a new care deal to tackle the challenges of an ageing population
Social care in 2018: time to think about the future workforce
Voucher plan to help pay for elderly care
Government warned against using council tax to 'plug gap' in social care funding
Social care postcode gap widens for older people
David Cameron admits 'we didn't solve' problem of funding social care for Britain's ageing population
Care homes: Public 'pay unfair fees to plug £1bn shortfall'
Care workers 'exhausted' by staff shortage
We can't fix social care if we think it's just for older people
How to design websites for older people
Social care funding can't take any more setbacks. It needs reform now
Overnight carer back pay scheme 'unaffordable'
Why care costs are spiralling at up to twice inflation
A job in care – what’s it worth?
CQC - Changes to how we regulate adult social care services
What is lasting power of attorney?
Discrimination and misplaced stoicism: why older people's mental health gets overlooked
NHS leaders unveil action to boost flu vaccination and manage winter pressures
CQC's annual assessment of health and social care in England now available
Most councils will not have enough care home places
Dementia is a terrible word. Why do people still use it?
Carrying the shopping can improve strength in over-65s, say experts
Will UK consumer law destroy the care home market?
Care home creates lasting legacy by 'moving in' nursery children to end 'age apartheid'
Care home inspections are not fit for purpose. Providers need support, not more scrutiny
Infection outbreaks in care homes: prevention and management
Outbreaks of infectious diseases in care homes can have grave consequences, so staff must be well trained in outbreak prevention, preparedness, detection and management
Alzheimer's Society Forum
Employers can't foot £400m care worker back pay bill. Government must act - fast
Pay row threatens overnight care for vulnerable
Too many care homes fail to get the basics right
'It made me feel like I mattered': learning disability arts – in pictures
Painless flu jab patch for people scared of injections
Spotting the earliest signs of Alzheimer's
Funding alone won't fix the social care system
Worries over care home fees and funding
'Compatible flexibility': the answer to social care's recruitment crisis?
The apps taking on social care's 'broken' business model
A four day Safeguarding Supported Learning Programme (PACT0920-17AA) course for £200, on the 26th April, 23rd May, 21st June, 19th July 2017 at Mercure Wessex Hotel in Winchester.
Council leaders are warning of deep cuts to services despite nearly every local authority in England planning to raise council tax in 2017.
Coffee Mornings at the West End Centre, Aldershot
For people with learning disabilities and their carers
What is lasting power of attorney?
For a person with a diagnosis of dementia, there may come a time when they are unable to make decisions about their care and their finances. A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document appointing one, or more, trusted people to be their attorney(s). An attorney is a person responsible for making decisions on their behalf.
There are two types of LPA. It is possible to draw up one, or both. The same attorney(s) can be appointed for both, or someone different can be appointed for each. They are:
Health and welfare, which appoints an attorney to make decisions regarding medical care, future care needs such as moving into a care home, and life-sustaining treatment. It can only be used once the person can no longer make their own decisions.
Property and financial affairs, which appoints an attorney to make decisions regarding managing a bank or building society account, paying bills, collecting benefits or a pension, or buying and selling a house. This can be used immediately if the person making it gives their permission.
An LPA is only valid in England and Wales. People in Northern Ireland can contact the Office of Care and Protection for advice on 028 9072 5953 (or visit www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/managing-your-affairs-and-enduring-power-attorney).
People in Scotland can contact the Office of the Public Guardian (Scotland) on 01324 678398 (website: www.publicguardian-scotland.gov.uk).
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