1. Dear ***** Ann, the first thing you need to realise is that a contract can be oral or in writing. Here, you have an oral agreement evidenced in writing by the instructions given by Philip, Sheila's son and by the payments of the monies into your company account. So, the first thing to be aware of, is that there is a care agreement in place, with the holder of the Power of Attorney in relation to Sheila - Philip her son.
2. If, for some reason, Philip does not have a Power of ATtorney in relation to Sheila, this does not affect your position as you are merely fulfilling his instructions to care for her. Be aware that a POA in relation to someone with Alzheimer's would have to be registered with the Court of Protection in order that it give the holder the power to access Sheila's money now she no longer has legal capacity.
3. Be aware that under the Health & Social Care Act 2012, the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) would have responsibility to ensure Sheila received the proper level of care. The CCG'S have responsibility to ensure joined up care for Sheila given her incapacity.
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