⚠️ Millions of people are putting their Health & Welfare and Property & Finance at risk.
🔷Millions of people are putting their Health & Welfare and Property & Finance at risk by not having a Power of Attorney in place for themselves or their loved ones.
You've worked all your life to provide the best for your family.
So, shouldn’t it be your right to decide what happens if you unfortunately lose the ability to make your own decisions through something like an accident or loss of mental capacity.
✅The answer, obviously, is yes,
❌Unfortunately, as the years roll on, more and more people are being diagnosed with a condition like Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Dementia is a devastating condition with 1 in 12 of over 65s in the UK suffering with some form of the disease.
But the fact remains that many UK adults don’t have a power of attorney in place for themselves or their elderly parents.
⚠️The risks of not having a Power of Attorney
Should you lose capacity without a Power of Attorney – you will not have a decision on what happens to your health care needs.
The local council will decide on your health needs, including any care you may need. You or your family do not get to make those decisions. The local Council will then decide where you receive your care and will even assess you or your family for care home fees. This could have a huge impact on your estate and any monies left for your loved ones. This can be protected against.
🔷When speaking with our Power of Attorney specialist – you will be able to speak about your health care wishes, as well what you can do to protect yourself or family members from paying care home fees.
🔴Here's a few examples of what could happen if you lose capacity without a Power of Attorney in place for you or a elderly family member:
Your bank accounts could be frozen and you may to go through a lengthy process through the Courts to regain control of your loved ones finances
You may not be able to sell a property for a love one
You may not be able to make decisions on your health or a loved one’s health care needs – including end of life care.
These are just three examples of how the government doesn't always consider your wishes once you’ve lost the ability to make your own decisions.
The rules are black and white, therefore even if you think your situation is relatively typical, you still need a power of attorney in place.
🔷 5 Reasons You should have a Lasting Power of Attorney
1. If you become unable to express your wishes, someone can step in
2. Your affairs will be managed by the person you choose
3. You can choose the right LPA for your circumstances.
4. An LPA is significantly cheaper than the alternative
5. It comes into effect as soon as it’s needed
Read More for further information on how we can assist you setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney.