Advice and experience to help you support and protect your parents and their rights.
The When They Get Older team recently read an article in the Telegraph highlighting how home ownership transferrals can be a bit tricky to organise in terms of tax and care planning. Local councils have employed inspectors to investigate elderly who sign their homes over to their children. These inspectors have the power to reverse […]Read more
Many people have a basic knowledge of what an Attorney does, but are concerned that appointing an Attorney will automatically mean they give up their independence over their property and financial affairs, their health and welfare. Tamsyn Ward TEP of Tamsyn Ward Solicitors has helped numerous people set up Power of Attorney, and she shares […]Read more
When it comes to preparing a Will or organising probate a lot of us don’t know much about what’s involved. We asked Arrangingafuneral.co.uk , a comprehensive funeral guide, for advice on how to navigate these waters in the event of a parent’s passing. Why is a Will important? When a parent passes away, it can […]Read more
There will forever be tips out there for saving energy in the winter months, but did you know there are steps you can take to prevent your parent’s energy bill soaring in the summer? Whether your parents are turning up the air conditioning, using more water to run showers or using more electricity to power […]Read more
Heating a home in winter can be expensive. Rix Petroleum offers tips for keeping rooms comfortable and draughts at bay without spending a fortune. Britain’s elderly are hit the hardest by the cold at winter. In fact, according to Age UK, in winter an older person dies every seven minutes due to cold temperatures. It’s […]Read more
Scamming seems to be a growth industry and the techniques that scammers use can be overt or subtle. Shân Hughes provides a roundup of advice that you can pass on to older members of the family to keep them safe both in their home and online. And she offers some pointers to getting trusted help […]Read more
Written by Kathy Lawrence We’re not here to spread scare stories, but we do hear some pretty hairy tales of how easy it is for devious characters to prey on the elderly. We start this article with just a few. David’s aunt recently downsized and for the first time in her life had nearly quarter […]Read more