Melbourne, FL asked in Elder Law for Florida

Q: What should my wife be doing regarding an aunt that has no other relatives and who recently had a stroke?

My wife's aunt lives in Texas and we live in Florida. We are concerned for her care as we don't believe she has anyone designated as a surrogate or anyone having a POA

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Jason E. Neufeld
Jason E. Neufeld
  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • Aventura, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Your wife's aunt could certainly hire a Texas elder law attorney to draft a durable power of attorney to allow your wife to help as best she can from Florida (assuming aunt has capacity to understand what she is signing after the stroke). More likely is that a care advocate will need to be hired to check in on your wife's aunt periodically.

Another option is for your wife's aunt to move to Florida so she has some family who can look after her needs.

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