I live with my elderly mother who has dementia in her home. She is getting to the point where I can't care for her (no one has power of attorney) and I was wondering if I contact Adult Protective Services, would they help me get her help because she wont let me help her. And also someone told me... Read more »
Not in Texas. You may want to help your mother enter a memory care or a skilled nursing facility, though if she is being neglected because you cannot care for her at home anymore (when would you sleep?), Adult Protective Services may step in. If she has a medical necessity for nursing home care,...Read more »
I live with my mom in her home and its getting to the point I can't care for her. What would happen to her home which is mortgaged if the state places her in nursing home. She doesn't have anyone to be her power of attorney.
Her home is protected currently under homestead laws. If she goes on medicaid and has not recorded a transfer on death deed then medicaid will have an automatic lien on the house and may seek to collect when she passes away.
If she's capable fo giving consent you should have her designate...Read more »
I live with my mother in her home in Texas. She has dementia and its getting to the point I can't care for her. She has not appointed anyone power of attorney. I was wondering what would happen to her home if state rules she needs to be placed in nursing home if they become her guardian. Her home... Read more »
Child named Agent of elderly mother's Durable Power of Attorney in Texas. Father has been mentally & verbally abusive to mother for years & has been grossly negligent in his fiduciary duties of the family living trust. He has withdrawn substantial amounts from the trust & bank accounts for his own... Read more »
I lost the original POA for my mom but l have 3 copies. I am trying to sell a house she owns but the title company will only accept the original. What can l do? The POA states that the use of a copy is acceptable. Do l have to go before a judge or something? What do l do? I am in Texas.
I should have said Craven Co, North Carolina. I am in Texas and need to understand what the timeline is, once I submit the application, in order to make travel plans. (Is there somewhere else I should be asking the question? I've scoured the internet, and it looks like Craven Co. doesn't take... Read more »
He verbally stated he wouldn’t do these duties but wants to act as DPOA upon my parents death. How can I hold him to his lack of actions to these financial duties. He states he can do what he wants w/ the property my parent owns.
A 2017 change to Texas' DPOA law requires that he report and give an accounting, with receipts, to the principals. An interested person can also ask the courts to look into his actions and failure to act. You might want to talk with a local elder law attorney. You can find one using the Find a...Read more »
My husband died in April. Our home was in his name and there was no will. We have one daughter. I have received a noticed from the city that the taxes will go up because the exemptions will expire. can you help me? I am disabled and it is very difficult for me to leave the house.
Your husband's interest needs to be transferred to you using an Affidavit of Heirship or an Application for Determination of Heirship. Elder law attorneys are accustomed to calling on people at home. You can find one near you using the Find a Lawyer function on the website of the National Academy...Read more »
Mother & father are settlors, primary beneficiaries, & co-trustees. Mother has been incapacitated. Father has been grossly negligent in his fiduciary duties as co-trustee. He has withdrawn/spent large amounts from the trust for his own benefit & didn't use any of the withdrawals for mother. Father... Read more »
The rights of an incapacitated co-trustee of a revocable living trust depend on what the trust document says. Most revocable living trust documents state that the co-trustee, in this case the husband, shall make all decisions in that event. Similarly, most revocable living trust documents state...Read more »
Husband chose single life annuity monthly payments on his pension so he is currently receiving 100% pension payments. His pension will end at his death so wife will get nothing. Can wife claim part of his monthly pension payments when divorce is completed? Or can wife claim lump sum payment based... Read more »
Having a POA does not stop the State from removing someone if they believe they are in danger. As I suggested before, you should immediately contact an elder law attorney who does guardianships as well.
If a person's dementia has progressed to the point that she lacks legal capacity to contract, the contract is void and the attempt to profit from it is exploitation of an elderly person, a first degree felony in Texas. Contact APS.
Prior before Hurricane Harvey I took care of my father but after the storm my older siblings to him back to Omaha they were going to care for him in their home. However he was placed in an Assisted Living Facility, I now have a brand new home I'm fully capable of taking care of him. What steps can... Read more »
In Texas the home is not counted in determining eligibility for nursing home Medicaid. There is no need to remove the clause granting your mother a lifetime estate. Giving up that lifetime estate, however, could be seen as gifting the people who have the remainder interest (you and your brother)....Read more »
She was discharged to my husband, 61 and had a heart attack and is unemployed and me 63 on medical disability. Needs total assistance with all ADL's. No discharge summary no Plan of care. We were financial unable to cover the cost of the nursing home. She has outlived her money to pay. Between her... Read more »
It appears that the nursing home would have done better to advise you to apply for Medicaid. Although Texas is one of 13 states with an income cap ($2,313 in 2019), under federal law an applicant can still qualify by establishing a Qualified Income Trust a/k/a a Miller Trust. This is basically a...Read more »
I have spent more than 50% of the last year helping my parents I live in CA they live in Tx. Its been exhausting. My younger sis lives 3 hrs away has visited couple hrs last year. Dad has lasbestos lawsuit going. She had originally called the attorney. My dad and I called to get updatessince... Read more »
Please note that Medicaid varies from state to state. If you are concerned about MediCal, you might want to try the Find a Lawyer function on the website of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (www.naela.org)
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