Find out how you can legally appoint someone to make decisions about your care in the future if you become unable to make decisions yourself.
This links to the GOV.UK website, which has information on how to make a will. This will ensure that property and finances are dealt with in accordance to an individual’s wishes after their death.
Age UK offer an Information and Advice service which may be helpful.
Information and Advice Service – Derby
15 The Morledge,
Telephone: 01332 343 232 (confidential answer-machine in busy periods/out of hours)
Hours: Monday – Friday 10am-3pm
Information and Advice Service – Derbyshire
29A Market Place
Telephone: 01773 768 240 (confidential answer-machine in busy periods/out of hours)
Fax: 01773 766 924
This link to NHS Choices website contains information about what someone can expect during end of life care and the things they may want to think about. These include how and where they want to be cared for, as well as financial issues.
Letting family know about a person’s wishes could help them if they ever have to make decisions about the person’s care. Knowing that they are acting in accordance with the person’s wishes can remove some of the stress from a very difficult situation.
If you don’t want certain kinds of treatment in the future, you can make a legally binding advance decision.
Local guidance can be found here [if available]: