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Enduring Power of Attorney – Who Needs One ?

Simple – EVERYONE needs a Power of Attorney It’s one of those things no one wants to think about – but ask yourself: what if you suffered an injury or illness that prevented you from being able to make your choices known … Who would manage your finances, who would make decisions about your medical treatment? What is it ? An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is an important legal document that you prepare, to enable someone else to make decisions about your finances, healthcare and other matters – if you are unable to. How to Prepare a Power of…

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Discussing home care options with your ageing parents?

GROWING OLDER DOESN’T HAVE TO BE SCARY But quite frankly it is. Losing the ability to care for oneself can not only be a risk to personal safety, but it is difficult to come to terms with mentally and emotionally. Often its left to the children to broach the subject of Mum and or Dad needing home care, – this can be a daunting prospect but can be made more comfortable and more effective by careful research and planning. While as children we can find it difficult to discuss with our parents – remember that this is a more significant transition…

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