Law firm aims to empower care home residents


South west legal firm Trethowans is launching an awareness campaign to help elderly people in care homes become more independent.

The ‘Care Matters – Get Your Ducks in a Row’ initiative focuses on its Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection service.

James Hammersley, senior associate in the private client division in Salisbury, said: “I think we all accept that Christmas and New Year are a time for quiet reflection and there will be many residents of care homes who find themselves alone or with families that live far away. They might have a need to speak to someone about a legal matter and we can help.

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“We frequently work with care home managers and support them too. Indeed a good working relationship is an added bonus for our client whose affairs will often then tick over more easily. Timing is everything with a Lasting Power of Attorney. It’s important to appoint someone as an attorney that can be trusted to manage a client’s affairs before their capacity to do so diminishes and so the sooner those around the elderly person encourage input from us the better.

“Peace of mind is as important to us as it is to our clients. At Trethowans we cater to our clients’ needs, with a bespoke service dependent on how much, or how little, support is required.”

The Lasting Power of Attorney service offers the reassurance of knowing that someone’s affairs will be handled by a trusted attorney, who knows and understands their wishes if they become unable to make decisions for themselves, as well as confidence that the right person can make the right decisions and protection be given against interference by strangers, or inappropriate people.

The power is placed in the client hands thus making life easier for their family and friends in the future, should the client’s physical or mental condition become a strain for them.

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