Providing care under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
Key points for providers to consider
October 1st, 2007 marked another milestone in the phased introduction process of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. From this date the old style enduring powers of attorney (EPAs) changed and two new lasting powers of attorney (LPAs), dealing with financial affairs and welfare respectively, have been introduced.
This has this caused a last minute rush of some people wanting to make an EPA (because the old style system is more familiar to many elderly people and it may also be cheaper in some cases). Considering how to provide care and adapt existing procedures i