Q: Elderly mother. POA/medical/financial. Can I sell her house legally and use money to place her in assisted living?
I am her daughter and I've been caring for her for approximately a year I live out of state, and she's not wanting to move with me up to Knoxville because she's 93 years old and bedridden. I'd like to know if I can legally sell the house to pay for an assisted living place for her? She is truly not of right mind and really can't make any decisions of financial or health. Also the money would be used for any additional care that she would need or any items that she would need even as far as having food delivered to her and paying off some recent hospital bills. Etc. And hopefully she will decide in the future to move up with me in Knoxville and in which case I will need money to have her transported up there and then when she takes her journey to have her transported back to Snellville Georgia to the funeral home so she can be very properly next to my father.
A: It is not possible to answer your questions without actually reviewing the powers of attorney that you hold. You also would be well served by consulting with an elder law attorney to not only review the powers of attorney but also give you some advice about Medicaid crisis planning.
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