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The incapacity crisis: a nation unprepared

This week is the launch of Solicitors for the Elderly campaign #ChoiceNotChance, raising awareness of the important, but little used, health and welfare lasting power of attorney (LPA). Don't leave life-changing, highly personal end of life care decisions in the hands of strangers.
  • Over a third (36%) of people have not made any provisions for later life, including saving for retirement, putting into a pension, writing a will or creating an LPA
  • 97% of people are leaving health and welfare decions to chance
  • 70% of those polled would like a family member to make medical and care decisions on their behalf, in the event of mental capacity - in reality this won't happen without an LPA
  • 79% of people haven't discussed their medical or care wishes with loved ones; of those, 27% haven't even thought about their wishes
  • Over half (58%) of Brits incorrectly believe that the NHS organ donar register carries all the information needed to ensure organs are donated.


If you are worried about your provisions for later life and would like to speak to our Solicitor for the Elderly Full Accredited member Claire Houghton please email or call 01926 491181

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