Saga has issued a reminder of the importance of holding power of attorney after recent research revealed that only a third of over 50s say they have held or currently hold a lasting power of attorney for a loved one.
Whilst the thought of appointing someone to act for you if you become incapacitated is not a topic many like to think about and can be quite emotional, the implications of not having an LPA when you need one can cause an even bigger strain on the family, say Saga.
Without an LPA people will find themselves powerless to do even the simplest things on their loved ones behalf, such as pay their bills or decide on their daily routine.
Roger Ramsden, chief executive, Saga Services, commented: "Obtaining a lasting power of attorney saves families an enormous amount of heartache when a loved one becomes incapacitated.
"For the individual who has granted an LPA it also puts their mind at rest that they will have someone they trust acting on their behalf if the worst happens. Getting the right advice and support is key."
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