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Platinum Care for our Baby Boomers -
One stop future-proofing
Forget your high maintenance, entitled and technologically sophisticated Generation Y, Bannermans
Lawyers have launched a new specialist approach especially for our Baby Boomers.
Platinum Care is designed to is offer a different focus on your legal services. While often a piecemeal
approach is taken to matters like Enduring Powers of Attorney or setting up of Trusts, we at Bannermans
Lawyers take a proactive, holistic approach offering clients a total package deal - and one not just limited
to legal issues.
Our approach provides people at or nearing retirement age with a "very focused" full review of their
affairs to ensure they have the appropriate asset planning strategies in place so they can continue to live
comfortably and optimise and protect their assets.
People of this generation often have more money than their parents had at the same time of life and
possibly another 20 to 30 years to survive without earning any income. However, it is also important for
people to realise asset planning is not just for the wealthy or the well off. Everyone needs to be aware of
the legal and other mechanisms available to them to ensure they make the most of what they do have.
Our review process takes clients through a checklist which covers everything from Trusts, residential care
support entitlement through to pre-paid funerals.
Trusts are a very effective asset protection and estate planning tool. We review our client's circumstances
and then advise you on the best Trust structure that suits you or even if one suits you at all. Trusts used to
be very inflexible but this is no longer the case with a Trustee now able to retain much more control over
what happens. However with changes to legislation a trust may no longer suit your needs.
At Bannermans Lawyers we can also recommend effective asset planning techniques, which can be
incorporated into a Will. Enduring Powers of Attorney need to be put in place before people lose the
capacity to manage their own affairs. If this is not done an application needs to be made to the Family Court
pursuant to the Protection
of Personal and Property
Rights Act 1988 to appoint
someone who can act for the
person. Such applications
are usually urgent and
our Team appreciates the
the need for an application
are often stressful and are
happy to help with the
application and hopefully
limit the stress.
Enduring Powers of Attorney
are a necessity when entering
most rest homes.
Our Team has specialist knowledge and experience in dealing with WINZ and can help with an application
for a rest home care subsidy. We also have expertise in dealing with the various documents associated with
rest home care such as occupation arrangements.
We urge baby boomers to take advantage of our "one stop" service. We know people don't like to think
of their mortality. But there are very real consequences if you do not take the opportunity at or near
retirement to sort all your affairs.
If people do not put things in place they will leave behind a lot of angst, trauma and problems which
could have been avoided. This sorting out of your affairs fairly is particularly important given the increase
in blended families.
We specialise in providing peace of mind and the knowledge that you have done the best you can for
Corner Fairfield & Mersey Streets Gore
Phone 03 209 0180
...............................Proud to be local
The comfort of making a good choice
208 Main Street, Gore
Phone 03 208 9440
Resthaven offers a full range of options for older people - from independent cottage living through to hospital care.
We specialise in hospital level care, have dementia facilities on site and can offer quality care in a modern environment.
Call to arrange a visit today.
A mobile service direct to 60yrs+
with no call-out or travel fees
Servicing Gore, Mataura, Edendale Wyndham, Waikaka & Tapanui
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• Toenail & Fingernails together for $30
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• Foot massage to boost circulation $10
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• Mini facials $15
03 208 5031 or 027 4949 283
Platinum years Advertising Feature
Knowing how to care for your dentures
Getting dentures can be a daunting experience but it doesn't have to be.
By having all the facts and information
you can understand how dentures work
and how you should look after them and
The first step is to treat them as you would an
expensive china collection. Dropping them
could cause breakages and with costly repairs,
you are better off to avoid putting them in a
situation where they could be damaged.
When you are cleaning them, hold them over
a soft towel or a full sink of water as you wash
them. Handle them gently and always have a
firm grip on them.
Secondly, as you would with your natural
teeth, your dentures need to be brushed daily
to remove food and plaque. A soft bristled
brush designed for dentures should be used
instead. Avoid using a hard bristled
toothbrush as this can damage the denture
pieces such as the plastic or attachments.
Brush gently over the surface and rinse after
every meal. When it comes to taking them out
for the night, how you store them is
paramount to their longevity. Dentures need
to remain moist so their shape does not
distort or dry out. By purchasing a denture
soaking solution or putting them in water, you
can ensure they will remain at their very best.
However, if your dentures have metal
attachments, solution may discolour them.
Contact your dentist for tips on how to
correctly store your dentures.
The main step to ensuring your dentures
remain in tip-top shape is by visiting the
dentist regularly and never attempt to fix or
alter your dentures yourself. Sometimes
dentures aren't fitted correctly which can
cause oral sores and gum irritation. If your
dentures have cracks, chips or if any of the
teeth become loose, visit your oral care
provider as soon as possible.
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