Jun 4 20

Keeping Control

Roger Wastnedge

John had already written a Will through me a couple of years ago, so I wasn’t surprised when he got back in touch a few months back. He has been diagnosed with dementia but it’s still in the early stages, which means he still has the mental capacity to make decisions for himself.

He has been living with his partner for many years and recently his 2 children, from whom he has been estranged for a long time, had suddenly been in contact expressing concern for him and wishing to organise his care. They seem very keen to move him into a care home in another part of the country nearer to where one of them lives. This is not what he wants and he has become concerned over their motivation, and their unwillingness to have anything to do with his partner.

I spent some time talking through the issues and potential options with John and he has now made Lasting Power of Attorney for Property & Finance (even though he has very little in the way of assets), and for Health & Welfare. He has nominated his partner and her children as his attorneys, which means they have the legal right to make decisions on his behalf when he is unable to do so.

In doing so John has taken control of his future by ensuring that any decisions about his finances and care are taken by those who know and love him, and have his best interests at heart.

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