When a resident, who has no next of kin, dies what, as a care provider, are my responsibilities?

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When a resident, who has no next of kin, dies what, as a care provider, are my responsibilities?

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There is no legal duty on you as a care provider to arrange for the burial of a resident who has died, who has no next of kin or anyone, who has agreed or is willing to make the necessary after death arrangements. At the same time, there is no impediment to you taking on the responsibility — but, if you did this, you would possibly find yourself liable for the costs, which you might or might not be able to reclaim from the person’s estate.

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