Planning for Care when you are no longer able to
Firstly, make sure you have an up-to-date contingency plan in case of an emergency. A contingency plan is a record that needs to contain basic, useful information to help others when looking after the person (or persons) you care for, whether it is family, friends or even emergency support services.
Is there anyone else you could ask, who may be able to help now or in the future? Consider having a conversation with family or friends – talking to someone may alleviate your worries about the future.
Consider organising a Lasting Power of Attorney. This is a legal document to enable others to make decisions for you should you be in a situation you are unable to do so. There are two types of LPA – LPA (Personal Welfare) and LPA (Property and Financial Affairs). For further information on LPAs visit https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney