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My aunt is now back to where she was before she went into hospital health and ability wise. She has lived on her own for 40 years and is very independent. The family feel the hospital are being over cautious and not understanding her home situation (she owns a horse livery yard and had people around her all day and I live on site in a separate building). The hospital appear to not let her do anything for herself. If we need 24/7 care it is not a problem and I assume if we do not follow their advice we are liable - but I just need to know legally how we stand on this matter and indeed how we pay when her savings run out. Does this help ?
She has the early stages of dementia. We have powers of Attorneys in place but have not needed to use them yet as she is still quite with us.
Sorry - yes she has capacity to make her own decisions.