The recent story reported in the news regarding a daughter taking her 97 year old mother out of her care home, highlights the importance of Health & Welfare powers of attorney. These are just as important as financial ones. The family only had a financial Lasting Power of Attorney in place.
When most people think of Lasting Powers of Attorney, they automatically assume that they need to only create one for financial purposes. But as this story highlights, the need for a document detailing how you want to be cared for is just as important, even more so in some cases.
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She said the family only had power of attorney over her grandmother's finances but not her health and wellbeing.