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  • Kirsty Kerr

Writing Wills and Nursing Homes

Updated: Mar 6, 2023

Writing a will can be a stressful process. Convincing a loved one of the need to write a

will can be even more difficult. But it's important. If Covid-19 has demonstrated

anything, it is the randomness of life. We can’t prevent that randomness, but we can


Especially for seniors in elder care, it is important to have a will. By the time you know

you need one, your loved one may have passed away, or be considered unable to

consent to the writing of a will.

Currently, per UK law, there is a provision for people who pass away without wills. If

someone dies without a will their assets will be split evenly between their spouse and

children. Still, this opens up all sorts of legal complexity: what if you are a long-term

partner but aren’t married? What if your children are born out of wedlock?

The time after a loved one’s death—when all we want to do is grieve—is the worst time

to be handling these legal issues. Talk to your loved ones now about writing a will.

And ratifying a will is now easier than ever. With the advent of Covid-19 will signing can

be witnessed over an online call. If you or a loved one are worried about Covid-19, or

there are restrictions about visits to nursing homes and hospitals, and cannot meet in-

person, there are still options.

With over 25 years of experience, Bromson Hill nursing home in Warwick has established a reputation for providing a safe, caring environment for our residents. Our high ratings on various platforms speak to the positive experiences of those who have chosen Bromson Hill as their home. If you would like to visit Bromson Hill Care Home, please visit our website or call us at 01926 65 11 66 to arrange a tour.

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