Planning for Later Life

Key contact

Morton Fraser Partner Sue Hunter
Sue Hunter
Sue is a partner and head of our Private Client sector.  She is also the head of our Wealth Management team.
0131 247 1054

You may be reaching a stage in life when you’re having to make decisions about where and how to live. Alternatively, you may have elderly parents or relatives who require help with their affairs. You might feel you don't have the expertise to navigate your way through this difficult time or you may be too far away to be of practical help. Whatever your challenge we can assist you.

How we can help you

We can help you to stay in your home or we can help with the planning and transition into a care home. The starting point for everyone, is to make sure that a Power of Attorney is in place, so that personal, financial and health affairs can be handled on your behalf and in the correct way if circumstances require it. Your doctor might suggest that you or your relative have 'lost capacity' and we can explain what that means and how to help.

Long term care provision is a topical subject these days and with good reason. Knowing what options that you have is the key to good decision making. Some of the questions that our clients often grapple with are determining the differences between nursing care and residential care, how to get the support required to stay in your home for as long as possible, the costs of long-term health care, and the financial support options available from Government or Local Authorities. Whatever your questions, we have the legal experts with years of experience to guide you through the choices you make.

Explore our Power of Attorney dedicated page to learn more about options and how we can help you put such arrangements in place.