One good reason for making a Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney Health and Welfare

A friend’s mother is in a nursing home, suffering from dementia.  The home said that they could not put protective rails round her bed, to stop her falling out.  The reason they gave was that it restricted her liberty.

Fortunately my friend had a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare, so they agreed to take his instructions and put up the protective rails.