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Myths about Lasting Powers of Attorney

... Myths about Lasting Powers of Attorney power of attorney, finances, welfare, property Setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney is in our view as important as making a Will. It enables trusted family or friends to step in if a person is not able to manage ...

FAQ: Appointing Lasting Power of Attorney

... FAQ: Appointing Lasting Power of Attorney Power of Attorney, property, finances, welfare Many people have a basic knowledge of what an Attorney does, but are concerned that appointing an Attorney will automatically mean they give up their independence over their property and financial affairs ...

How to report medical negligence in a care home

... How to report medical negligence in a care home care home, care fees, abuse, welfare, trust, communication Medical negligence solicitor Jeanette Whyman, from Wright Hassall, shares her advice for reporting medical negligence when it occurs in a care home and explains how ...

How to manage your parent's financial affairs

... How to manage your parent's financial affairs money, finances, power of attorney, welfare Associate Solicitor Stuart Adams, from Penningtons Manches LLP, shares his advice on how to deal with organisations such as banks, building societies and utility companies on your parent's behalf when ...

Parents are many things. Is a burden one of them?

... . I would hate my parents to ever feel like they're a burden, but the truth is that feeling and being responsible for their welfare as they age can be very hard work. How hard that is depends on your relationship with your parent. Take my dad ...

And Fred came too: the struggle to care for a step-parent

... I lived closer to Mummy and Fred than my brother and sisters, so it made sense that I took on responsibility for my mother's welfare as she grew older. I had no problem with that because we enjoyed a good relationship. I even planned that she would ...

Dementia care – How to find the help you need

... point when they can still decide for themselves who is best placed to look after their financial and property affairs as well as their personal welfare. It's commonly assumed that if your parent were to lose their mental capacity their partner or perhaps yourself would automatically take control of ...

Talking about death over dinner

... that took us all by surprise. Since she moved back to her remote cottage there have often been days when I've worried about her welfare and safety yet during dinner she told us how 3 neighbours and the postman had recently thought she was dead. Mum has been ...

How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care?

... ensure that when he comes home from hospital he doesn't fall through the cracks.When George came in to hospital his daughters were concerned for his welfare and how they could help to maintain his quality of life once he returned home. They wanted to be as involved in his ...

Tips on dementia and the family fall-out

... but instead of organising care for the dog, the family stopped taking her out! A brother said he was worried about the dog's welfare, but I believe he was more concerned that taking mum out for a brief time had become rather harder. I took great ...