Q: How can I get help to obtain Power of Attorney for my Mom that is currently in and out of a nursing home and hospital?
My Mom went to the emergency room in the beginning of October, her blood pressure was high,,the next thing I know, she has been intubated, and from then on, she has not been able to return home.
A: To sign a Power of Attorney, your Mom must be able to understand what she is signing and its impact. If she suffers from dementia, Alzheimer's or a mental infirmity and is unable to understand, you would have to bring a Guardianship proceeding to assume control of her property and/or personal decisions.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
A: I'm sorry for your mother's ordeal. If she is mentally lucid, power of attorney forms can be relatively straightforward to execute, depending on the scope of activities/transactions. The guardianship process is more complex and lengthy, involving a court-appointed evaluator. Good luck
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