Have just been through getting POA for my parents, which if you read my previous posts caused more than a few problems.Does anyone have experience of obtaining Power of Attorney ( health and financial) for a Dementia sufferer ?
My mother has dementia and now needs full time care but has always refused to grant POA to anyone. Is there a way of obtaining POA without having her Sectioned ? The care costs could be covered by her liquid assets, and ultimately by the cash left to her by my father after his death in February when probate is granted, In the meantime I'm looking down the barrel of £ 850 a week.
Having her Sectioned seems a horribly invasive way of going about things.
Any thoughts wold be greatly appreciated.
Sadly, I think you may have missed the window for getting them in place. I think she is now likely to be covered by the Office of the Public Guardian, which is a bureaucratic nightmare.
Hope that I am wrong and that you can get something in place.