I’m sure many of you saw this on the news last week and sympathised (like myself) with the family!
Legally the Care Home were responsible for the 97 year old lady and The Police were correct in their actions.
Could things have been a lot easier for this family if they had also put a Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney as well as the Property & Finance LPA that they did actually have in place?
A Health and Welfare LPA allows your nominated person to:
Make decisions about your medical treatment
Decide whether it’s best for you to continue to live at home or residential care would be more appropriate.
Don’t let your family ever have to be in this awful position. Get your Health & Welfare LPA in place today!