Care for the Elderly

Declining mental capacity is a cruel condition, particularly as its rate of progression can be unpredictable, suddenly worsening between periods of remission. Meanwhile, everyday life goes on and personal affairs have to be dealt with. Until the day when that is no longer possible.

 

If you arrive at that day unprepared, a heavy responsibility will pass to your family. They may have to apply to the Court of Protection to be appointed as deputy over your affairs, an expensive and complex process.

 

At Labrums we have considerable experience of the Court and will assist your family every step of the way. But how much better is it to take control of your own destiny now by making a valid Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) with our help? You can make choices about your future care and finances, secure in the knowledge that through the LPA your wishes will be carried out, if and when the time comes. It’s cost effective and relatively simple, provides peace of mind and avoids the complications of the Court of Protection.

 

This is just one of a number of such services we offer. They include:

 

  • Advising about care costs
  • Applying to the Court of Protection
  • Deputyships
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney, both for health and finance
  • Registering Lasting Powers of Attorney

 

Iain has experience in a wide range of legal issues affecting older and vulnerable people and appreciates the mental or physical difficulties they may face. He is also a member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), which is a specialist professional association dealing with family inheritance and succession planning.

 

Labrums offers free talks where Iain can help you to understand what you need to do to plan for later life. You will hear, in particular, about preparing your will, LPAs and how to ensure your wishes are carried out. Please call the office to find out when his next talk is.

 

Contact Iain on 01727 858807 if you would like further advice about care for the elderly