Cleveland, OH asked in Elder Law for Ohio

Q: I would like to know how my friend is legally able to leave his parents on their own.

He has been taking care of his parents since his mother was hospitalized right before Thanksgiving. She has IBM , but is mentally alert and a feeding tube via PEG 5x a day. Then his father fell couple weeks ago from A-fib passing out - also hospitalized for placement of pacemaker. He also has dementia.

My friend has had a liver transplant and taking care of his parents is not safe for him and that he is not able to give them the care that they need it is too much for him now. They won't cooperate won't spend any money to help themselves but expect him to do it all They are not rich but not poor either. He has no power of attorney and would just like to have them hire someone or get into an assisted living or nursing home, but they refuse everything what legal options does my friend have ?

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Moshe Toron Esq
Moshe Toron Esq
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  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: He can attempt to apply to the local probate court to become their guardian. If he is their guardian, then he can make all decisions for them.

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