We have just been made aware that it may be possible that with the stroke may have come diminishing capacity, We want to ensure that mum is properly looked after and that her financial position is not compromised. All siblings hold the POA.

 

Being asked to be:  a Power of Attorney is a huge honor, with that honor comes this responsibility. It asks that you act as the representative of the person you are resenting.  It asks that you do the actions that the person you are representing, cannot do. It implies that you know the person well, that although you may not think the same way as the person you are representing  thinks,  BY accepting the POA you have said that you will carry out their wishes.

The POA becomes activated when the person who has given you the responsibility no longer has capacity. Therefore it cannot be activated until you have the required documentation which states that.