Making the decision to enter into a nursing home can be particularly daunting. Not only is it difficult to relinquish a sense of independence and leave one’s current residence, it is also hard to navigate the market and choose the right option. You may be faced with the requirement to sign a contract before entering into a nursing home, which are often confusing and difficult to understand. You may also feel uncertain about what your rights, and the nursing homes responsibilities are once you enter into an arrangement. This is why it is important to seek legal advice to alleviate any confusion you may have before you make a long-term commitment to a nursing home.
As loved ones and ourselves age, we are constantly face with a myriad of decisions and choices. These decisions play an important role on one’s lifestyle, finances, independence and relationships with friends and family. Some of these decisions can be complicated and daunting. Where this is the case, it can pay to seek legal advice before you commit to any long term decisions for yourself or your loved ones. At Vaarzon-Morel, our team is well skilled in this specialised area and can assist you in understanding and protecting your legal rights.
It is also wise to ensure that ‘all of your affairs are in order’ when before you enter into a nursing home. Not only will provide you with peace of mind as you transition into a new living arrangement, it also prevents any future anguish or stress. This may include ensuring that your will is well set out, and that you have nominated a trusted power of attorney to make decisions on your behalf should you become unable to do so for yourself. The team at Vaarzon-Morel is knowledgable and able to assist you in these areas.