Towards the end of life, or as we become more frail, we may become unable to make decisions for ourselves about our Health & Welfare. A recent survey found that a lot of people have misconceptions about what will happen in that situation.
67% of people incorrectly believe that their next of kin can specify what they would have wanted if they are no longer able to do so themselves. And 71% of the public would like a family member to make those kind of medical and care decisions on their behalf.
However, 75% haven’t discussed end of life medical and care wishes with anyone and 34% admit to having made no provisions at all, such as a will, Lasting Powers of Attorney, pension or funeral plan.
Unfortunately, even your spouse does not automatically have the power to make those decisions for you when you have lost capacity although 58% of people incorrectly