Elderly Client including funding of care
- Name: Sallie-Anne O'Byrne
- Title: Partner
- Phone Number: 01743 280151
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Name: Liz Holdsworth
- Title: Consultant Solicitor
- Phone Number: 01743 280100
- Email: email@example.com
- Name: Amanda Wilkinson
- Title: Assistant Solicitor
- Phone Number: 01743 266870
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chartered Legal Executive
- Name: Nicola Pearce
- Title: Chartered Legal Executive
- Phone Number: 01743 266867
- Email: email@example.com
Our specialist Elderly Care department gives advice and support to many elderly and vulnerable adults and their families.
Our Elderly Care team can offer prompt advice on:
- Free NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding and Funded Nurse Care Contribution.
- Local Authority Funding, to include issues relating to Third Party Contributions (“top up fees”).
- Many other funding of long term care issues, including s117 Mental Health Act 1983 free aftercare.
- Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs): covering all decisions relating to finance, property, health and welfare.
- Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs). After 1 October 2007 no new EPAs can be made, but current EPAs are valid and we can advise on these including roles and responsibilities and the registration process if the donor is losing or has lost mental capacity.
- Court of Protection applications if a person does not have the capacity to sign an LPA and has not made an EPA.
- Advance Decisions (previously called Advance Directives & Living Wills).
Liz Holdsworth has lectured to lawyers and medical professionals countrywide on these subjects and she and Nicola Pearce provide support and valuable talks to local volunteer groups and charities. The Elderly Care team also provides Care Clinics on a quarterly basis so please check our news page for details or alternatively contact the team to book a FREE 20-MINUTE APPOINTMENT.
All of our Elderly Care team are members of SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly), an independent national organisation of lawyers who specialise in providing advice on legal issues specific to elderly and vulnerable adults.
Wace Morgan has built up considerable expertise in the area of obtaining NHS continuing healthcare funding for a patient's existing and future nursing care including retrospective funding claims where patients were wrongfully requested to pay nursing fees. The Elderly Care team are particularly concerned to alert the public that the “door is closing” (wording as a hyperlink to our retro review article) and many people only have until 30th September 2012 to apply for a retrospective review for continuing healthcare.
For any care funding concerns please do not hesitate to contact our Elderly Care team who would be delighted to assist you through the legal minefield.