is it possible to stop it? I am POA for my elderly mother in a care home . At the moment she can sign her own cheques and basically understand her finances . Naturally she wants me to manage her for finance and bills . Oh you deal with that basset . My DH and I both have life limiting illness now . I am so fearful of having to visit banks etc and relevant stuff as basically housebound now . She is in very good health given her age 93. I of course visit via taxi and bring her what she needs via online shopping and will always support emotionally . Rambling sorry .Can a solicitor or advocate take POA in place of me ? Thank you .
I know a solicitor who has POA for an elderly client. She has known him 30 years though. I think your DM would have to initiate the change if you resigned for health reasons. Sorry to hear you're unwell yourself.
Sorry should have explained . When my mother came to home near me we thought it wise when she had full mental capacity to put POA in place should she deteriorate mentally or physically and unable to advocate for herself. She cannot deal with the officialdom of her money transfers,bills,pension etc. I am concerned because as only relative in UK she may well outlive me . Thank you both for replies .
gun how do you mean? A Lasting Power of Attorney for Property and Financial Affairs has always worked both ways and in fact they recently changed the wording to make that super clear as there was some misunderstanding.
Health and Welfare does nothing until after capacity is lost but that's not what OP is talking about.
OP, I am a professional attorney for a lot of people and I tell them the same- it's a really expensive option. If it's the only option then fine but it does add up. Is there anyone your mum has stayed friendly with who would help? Or a more distant relative?
Thank you all for replies and advice . I cannot at the moment ask mum to mention this dilemma to her and tell her what is happening health wise here . But realise I can do it gently and kind of unobtrusively as in ' we need someone else mum to help with your needs and bank stuff ' . There is n one else willing so maybe a lawyer would do . Am going to ring Age Concern tomorrow . Glass of to you all .
Jeeze sorry for words 'Lawyer would do ' . Meant if all else fails a lawyer would take on the role for expenses of course . Not what it sounded like . Her money is running out like a waterfall but when it runs out ......anther thread . There is nobody else willing . Thanks again .