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
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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