Archive for the ‘Power of Attorney’ Category

Capacity Trumps – Bentley v Maplewood Seniors Care Society – Part II

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

The BC court of appeal has released its appeal of this decision (we blogged on the lower court decision) in February 2014 regarding capacity and nourishment. To recap, Margaret Bentley now 83 and with advanced Alzheimer’s has to be feed by spoon and drink by glass placed upon her lips.  The ...

Interest in capacity of older adults rapidly expanding beyond the Estates and Trusts world

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Audrey Miller’s recent blog (When there is no POA for Care, May 13, 2015) reached out to readers to determine if there are guidelines or consistent policies or practices across the banking/trust /financial industries when dealing with capacity issues. This question can be also be expanded to the real estate ...

When There is No POA for Care.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

We are seeing more and more seniors who are outliving their family and friends whom they had named as their POA and are now alone. Fortunately, when the banks are named as POA for property, they are able to step in and  start acting when needed.  However where does the ...