Article Category: Elderly, Care & Mental Capacity

Plan to protect your finances and more

I was recently talking to a financial adviser and we agreed that while people were generally happy to talk about investment and pension planning to secure their future finances, the protection side of financial planning was often overlooked. What do we mean by protection? Essentially this is a matter of planning to deal with financial… Read more »

Cheshire residents given the opportunity to plan for the future

A leading expert in long term care planning is to give residents of Macclesfield and Chester the opportunity to hear essential information about the legal, general and financial issues surrounding long term care. The advice, being given at events in the two areas, will explain how the funding system works to enable people to plan… Read more »

New wills and inheritance quality scheme

The call for will writing to be regulated was a result of the growing number of wills badly drafted by solicitors and non-solicitors alike; however, following the disappointing announcement by the government in May this year that will writing will not be regulated, The Law Society has created a new initiative in attempt to deal… Read more »

The Court of Protection – expelling the myths

A recent article in the Mail Online “exposing” the apparently secret court that is taking control of people’s assets could not be more inaccurate. Read the full article here. The Court of Protection in some form has been around for decades (and not created by Labour in 2007, as was reported) and its purpose is… Read more »

The Neon Roberts case – could an adult refuse medical treatment?

The court recently ruled in the case of a seven year old boy with a brain tumour that he should undergo urgent surgery. See BBC article here. In this case, the mother refused treatment for her son as she was concerned it would cause long term harm including causing brain damage and infertility. As the… Read more »

Expert advice seminar on long-term care

A care sector expert from law firm SAS Daniels LLP is set to give out free advice on options for long-term care at a seminar in Macclesfield and Chester this month. The seminar will be hosted by SAS Daniels and local charities including Age UK Cheshire, Age UK Cheshire East, The Alzheimer’s Society, Cheshire Carers… Read more »

Deadline set for continuing care

Thousands of people who have wrongly paid care fees could miss out on claiming the money back from the NHS, a leading elderly care expert has warned. The warning follows a new deadline for claim assessments set by the Department of Health which means eligible people have just under three months left to register their… Read more »