First time ever on a forum !! My Father's dementia has become progressively worse in the last few months. He is 91 and lives alone (My mother passed away many years ago). He has recently been out wandering in his pj's and fallen over at home. He has always refused to write a will. We only have a POA for heath and welfare and now are looking at all options available to ensure he is cared for going forwards. i.e. Admit him into a care home. He does own his own home and currently has carers seeing him twice a day to help with general duties around the home plus meal preparation and administering meds. His memory is very poor although some days are far better than others. We are setting up 3rd party access on his bank accounts but suspect that trying to convince him to sign a basic will (he has always said that his two children will be the only beneficiaries) could be fruitless. I have printed off all the paperwork for a COP and this appears to be very arduous to complete. Does anyone have any advice that may be of help and do you think that is may be worth getting a solicitor involved to help steer us through this minefield?