Hi my aunt has advanced dementia. She lives in a residential care home. At a recent relatives meeting the new manager said she was unable to discuss care needs regarding individual residents if family members did not have lasting power of attorney health and welfare She said this was the law..... My brother and I have lasting power of attorney health and welfare for my aunt but the main support and visitor to her is my sister in law. After two years of being fully involved in her care needs she has been told staff can’t talk to her anymore about xxxxx’s care needs. We all feel strongly this is not in my aunts best interests. The same situation will occur if there are family members in the home who did not get P of A when their loved one was in the early stages of dementia and who had capacity to arrange this. They now have to apply to Court of Protection and this can take a while to sort. It seems unbelievable to me that in the meantime no one at the home is allowed to discuss the care needs of a mother, husband, father etc. with a loving and concerned relative. Anyone had this situation......?