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4th April 2018

GP visits to care homes reduce hospital admissions by nearly 40%


21st March 2018

Funding gap for care home charges filled by service users, says report


16th March 2018

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15th March 2018

Dementia UK lauds frontline nurses with emotional animation


6th March 2018

Counting the cost of adult social care as councils set spending budgets


1st March 2018

Call for government to ditch ‘discriminatory’ PIP rules for NHS care home stays


19th February 2018

Dementia research must study care as well as cure


15th February 2018

Social care allowances are confusing – the government must offer clarity


8th February 2018

Fears over pressure on care system as National Audit Office warns staff and funding are not sustainable 


28th January 2018

Social care at ‘tipping point’ as back pay crisis grows, warn councils


23rd January 2018

Dementia sufferers 'wiped out' financially in 'unfair' care system, says Jeremy Hunt


19th January 2018

6 reasons why we need dementia-friendly financial services


18th January 2018

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


12th January 2018

Warning over 'trust' schemes supposed to help families avoid paying for care


11th January 2018

Ombudsman calls for councils to be clear on care home costs


10th January 2018

We need a new care deal to tackle the challenges of an ageing population


3rd January 2018

Social care in 2018: time to think about the future workforce


25th December 2017

Voucher plan to help pay for elderly care


20th December 2017

Government warned against using council tax to 'plug gap' in social care funding


16th December 2017

Social care postcode gap widens for older people


13th December 2017
The state of social care shames us all

6th December 2017

David Cameron admits 'we didn't solve' problem of funding social care for Britain's ageing population


1st December 2017
Sleep-in pay crisis:
should you join HMRC’s new Social Care Compliance Scheme?

30th November 2017

Care homes: Public 'pay unfair fees to plug £1bn shortfall'


28th November 2017

Care workers 'exhausted' by staff shortage


14th November 2017

We can't fix social care if we think it's just for older people 


20th October 2017

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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