A question of authority
- Published: Monday, 11 July 2005 00:00
As a working carer you can find yourself in the position of ‘all responsibilities but no rights’ when it comes to your care receiver. You take responsibility for providing or securing the day-to-day needs of the person you care for, but don’t have the actual authority to act on their behalf.I was the primary carer for my grandmother Dorothea or Dot as she was known to the adults (that’s her at left on my shoulder). For many years she lived with me and mine leading a very full and independent life. As part of the process of selling up her house and moving north to join us, Dot was aware that she needed to re-write her will to reflect the changes in her circumstances.