Dementia can generate many legal complications. However with forward planning, such as a lasting power of attorney, and good advice you can be prepared for many future situations.

Power of Attorney, Wills & Care Home Fee Planning

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf. This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and cannot make your own decisions (you ‘lack mental capacity’).

Compass Will cover Swansea and South Wales and are a professional qualified and highly experienced organisation. They can advise clients on important legal matters including Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deputyship orders and Probate.

Continuing Healthcare Assessment

In the event that a loved one does eventually need to enter the residential care system. It is imperative that the correct level of care be provided in line with their medical need. There are three levels: Residential, Nursing and Continuing Health Care. Importantly CHC is completely free and is funded by the NHS. It is for this reason that there is reluctance on behalf of The NHS to fully explain the process.

Care To Be Different is an information resource about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding in England. Note that the rules in Wales may differ.

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