Power of Attorney

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Power of Attorney

My father is a resident in a dementia specific ward at an aged care home.
His deterioration was that rapid, that we had not time to arrange a power of attorney appointment.
How do we now arrange this? He could sign legal documents, however, he would not know what he is signing, let alone reasons why etc.
I really need to finalise several issues that require his authority. EG Cancellation of home phone, requesting a copy of his home insurance documentation.
 
Thanks

Jill_Donaldson

Hi Dementia,

Hre is a link to a document by Alzheimers Australia which outlines issues around Power of Attorney and Dementia. Look at page 7 which gives you the relevent information I think.

Regards

AgedCare101 team

https://www.dementia.org.au/sites/default/files/NATIONAL/documents/Demen...

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