If the parent needs protection to avoid others taking advantage, the best course is a conservatorship. The conservatorship will supplant any powers of attorney and provide additional powers to the conservator. Otherwise, you can litigate to invalidate any new DPOAs on the basis of incapacity.
My family has been falsely accused of abusing our 94-year-old mom (she is bedridden and has moderate dementia). We believe that one of mom's caregivers raised the accusations because we were not happy with her work and let her go. But we don't know for sure.
A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Yes, lawyers do handle such matters. Your question probably went unnoticed in the general Uncategorized heading. There are lawyers who work with living wills, DNRs, and related issues. You could repost your...Read more »
Generally, a DPOA that is valid when executed (in any state) will remain valid even if you move to another state; however, it is still a good idea to execute a DPOA in the new state. Typically a DPOA is for financial decisions, not medical.
You should probably look into a Durable Power of...Read more »
The APS worker then told everything to my abuser and told the abuser to record me, because I am making false accusations. But I didn't,, the APS worker refused to to help me make copies of the documents I needed to give her and yelled at me when I asked for someone who is trauma-informed,... Read more »
I would imagine the paperwork is standard admission documents, financial documents, and likely advanced care directive documents. If your mom is going into a nursing home and had a stroke, you should likely setup a trust or will if you have not already for her, and you should probably work on...Read more »
This just happened on Thanksgiving Day and I need urgent help. They are Anxiously trying to cremate my mother's body and are awaiting a death certificate from Placer County to proceed, even without a Funeral Service!!!
There are so many red flags in this case, and this all developed... Read more »
Attorneys do not bring people to justice for murder, unless they are district attorneys. You need to bring your concerns to the police or sheriff's department in the jurisdiction where the suspicious conduct occurred. A proper investigation can be done, if warranted.
My grandsons mother has alienated my son. Now she is beginning the hateful vicious lies about me. I am 66 years old. My grandson and I have a very close bond. He loves his grandma and I love him. His mother doesn’t seem to care about the abuse she is causing to her son
I have worked at multiple SNF facilities (Post-Acute care, LTC STC) that assign 20-28 residents in an 8-hour NOC shift or 10 residents in an 8-hour PM shift to one CNA. Many need incontinence, toileting, feeding, bathing, & hygiene care assistance, fall risk monitoring & pain management,... Read more »
As an attorney whose practice focuses on older adults, this is very disturbing to hear reports like this. I would suggest you call California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR.ORG) at 800-474-1116. They're a non-profit that advocates for older adults, particularly those in...Read more »
…mos. I’ve never been late paying rent, on October 10th this year I received a 60dy notice to quit by way of being taped to the door knob of my back door, it was no cause no cause without reason. What to do?
Elder uncle Carlos' granddaughter, coerced him into signing an auto loan while he was in severe pain and not in his right mind at the time. Her name was not added to the loan, but she took possession of the vehicle. Carlos' credit is pristine, but financially does not qualify for any... Read more »
Financial Elder abuse is found under Welfare and Institutions Code Section 15610.30, et seq. It is unclear from your description, but it sounds like Karla used your uncle, Carlos, to obtain a car from a dealership, then Karla took the vehicle and did not pay the monthly loan, but rather Carlos was...Read more »
He should speak with an estate planning attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]
She is on a fixed income and recently refinanced the home because he demanded she pay him back for the down payment which was over 20 yrs ago. She has been the only one paying mortage, utilities. Hes been there freeloading. Now hes demanding she leave, its his house. Shes not allowed to eat his... Read more »
It surely seems like a very toxic relationship. I recommend that she get away from him as soon as possible. The longer they remain married, the more money she may owe him in spousal support (aka alimony), since she is financially supporting him during the marriage.
I'm the oldest sibling, and I have three (3) brothers and one (1) sister. Approximately 10 years ago my Mother gave my sister what I believe is a limited power of attorney to manage her property and assets. I was born in Dayton, Ohio. A few years after authorizing the above-noted power of... Read more »
I went to Northridge Hospital on 6/14. in chronic pain with Essential Thrombocythemia Hemorrhage Severe/ JAK2 mutation and degenerative disc disease. Admitted 6/15, The Doctor discovered it was my back by 6/17. The hospital contacted Woodland skilled nursing rehab facility to transfer me to. A... Read more »
My grandparents passed away over 10 years ago and I am trying to get their medical history. I am not the executor of their estate (they didn't do estate planning before passing away) and my father is the death certificate holder. I live in California, however, they passed away in New York. I... Read more »
You are right on the money with the HIPAA reference. Everyone has a right to privacy in their medical information. So, if one spouse is in the hospital and the other spouse calls to ask how the hospitalized person is doing, the hospital is not even allowed to acknowledge the person is in the...Read more »
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