Do you have any concerns about the overall healthcare and ongoing support of your elderly loved ones?
Or someone that you know is elderly whether related to you or not?
That elderly person could be in trouble if only one person has been appointed with the following documents.
Power of Attorney (relates to the impact of financial decisions)
Enduring Guardianship (relates to the impact of living and healthcare decisions)
If yes, then your elderly loved ones’ finances and well-being are at risk.
This is because the holder of the Power of Attorney document gives the holder access to the bank accounts and finances of your elderly loved one.
Likewise, the Enduring Guardianship document allows the holder of that document to make decisions as to where your elderly loved one lives and the type of health care that they are entitled to receive.
The exploitation of those in our society who are elderly is becoming more commonplace.
Inadequate legal protection can impact your loved one’s financial and emotional well-being.
This may raise your concerns about their current carer (who may or may not be a family member).
The combination of both the Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship extends deeply into the participation of every elderly person’s life and circumstances.
If a carer or family member has sole appointment and control of these particular legal documents then they have the power to virtually govern every aspect of the life of that elderly person.
It is for this reason that a second person should be appointed as both an Attorney and as a Guardian. This recommendation is detailed in an advice from a former Family Court Judge of Australia.
Provided your elderly loved one is not mentally incapacitated, additional persons (such as yourself) can be appointed to become an Enduring Power of Attorney or an Enduring Guardian and thereby adding protection.
– Protections – Kingsley Lawson Lawyers can provide the safeguards and all the legal documents in advance to protect your elderly loved ones and friends and look after their future welfare.
– Applications – Courts and Tribunals – if you suspect or know of any family member or relative or anyone else who is not using the Power of Attorney or Enduring Guardianship for the best interests of your elderly loved one, then we can make an application to the Supreme Court or Guardianship Tribunal.
Please contact Kingsley Lawson Lawyers on 1800 96 00 96. or alternatively submit an online enquiry form today.