Advance care planning
Thinking about the final stages of life can be difficult, but planning ahead makes it more likely that you’ll be cared for in a way that you’d prefer.
Making an advance statement
An advance statement records your wishes about future care, ensuring everyone knows what’s important to you if you lose the ability to speak for yourself.
Advance decision to refuse treatment (living wills)
An advance decision records your preferences about medical treatment, in case you lose the capacity to make decisions in the future.
‘Do not attempt resuscitation’ decisions (DNACPR)
Thinking about whether you would want to be resuscitated in the event of an emergency is a complex issue. We tackle the confusion around DNACPR decisions, and explain how they are made.
Living with a terminal illness can be expensive. We examine what financial help is available.
What is a Power of Attorney and why should you set one up? We also explain about Lasting Power of Attorney.
Death is a difficult subject to discuss with family and friends, but good communication benefits everyone.
Cost of care and eligibility in England
Use our calculator to find out how much care might cost and what financial support is available.
Care at the end of life
End of life care provides support and treatment for people approaching the end of their lives. Find out more about the different types of care and how to arrange it.
Organising financial affairs
We look at how to help someone manage finances in later life, from Power of Attorney to third-party mandates.
Hospital admissions & discharge
It’s an emotional time if a loved one is admitted to hospital. We explain what happens in a medical emergency and how to get the best care.