while we are trying to get the process going to file for guardianship can we personally remove her? There are drugs and guns in the house and the person who is taking care of her is on drugs. The police went and just asked her if she was ok and then left and the sheriffs department told us it... Read more »
The son of my grandmother passed away. She was living in his house with his wife who constantly wanted her gone. Her other daughter and son have been trying to get her out of the house since he passed. They will not let us see or talk to her. When they found out that if we took her we would... Read more »
They can't. Medicaid comes from the general tax revenues, not from a fund we have all paid into. For that reason, a Medicaid recipient can have no more than $2,000 in the bank. They will simply have to pay for care until the money is gone. Please note that if your siblings disclaim their...Read more »
My father is 98 and in a nursing home. He has always been adamant that his house would go to his children. Now his wife, who has insisted for years that he Has dementia, has gotten him to give her the house. What is our recourse?
Some people in the early stages of dementia have a "lucid moment" in which they have legal capacity to sign a Will. The doctor's diagnosis should tell you whether this is a possibility for your father. If not, report the matter to Adult Protective Services. You may also want to...Read more »
The deed is in my dad name with moms being second. Dad passed in 1980. Mom is 83 and had lived in the home since his passing but never dropped his name from the deed. Dad left no will. Mom has a will with me as POA. How and what do I need to do to get this deed tranfered into my name before she... Read more »
My great grandmother can not remember much,but I always ask if I can come over and spend the day with her and she says yes,from what iv researched even though her daughter is the POA,that doesn't give her power over visitation.
If it is a standard Statutory Durable Power of Attorney that your great grandmother's daughter has, that would authorize her to deny visitation. Similarly, even is she has a Medical Power of Attorney, that is designed to allow her to make medical decisions on your great grandmother's...Read more »
I just found this organization today and I appreciate your help. Does this organization set up virtual meetings? Could I make an appointment or would I have to help my boyfriends mother set it up since she is the one who would qualify for services?
Or does she only qualify for nursing home costs due to home ownership? And.... would taking a home equity loan to pay for improvements to the house affect social security payments or potential Medicaid benefits?
My boyfriends mother owns a house in Austin that has drastically increased in value but is currently in great disrepair. I want to figure out how to help her fix her house up to make it more livable and safer for a person in their 70's and help her qualify for Medicaid benefits. She is... Read more »
In Texas a home is not counted in determining eligibility for nursing home Medicaid.
The effect of a Lady Bird Deed is to transfer ownership of the home on death, free of probate and so, in Texas, free of Medicaid estate recovery. A Lady Bird Deed has no effect on ownership or property...Read more »
I have a bedridden mother that I take care of her home 24/7. My older sister got my mother to sign power of attorney to her without my mother realizing what she had signed. So my mother revoke that. They were selling her property without her permission and now trying to sell her home and put her... Read more »
they claimed to know what to do. a local handyman service. found them on facebook marketplace. they didn't do the job right. i paid for materials and paid 500 for work. it was the underneath of the belly of my trailer. now the insulation is hanging down and the belly is on the ground- what... Read more »
I suspect something is wrong at my elderly father’s home. My stepmother is the POA. I went to visit him and he was covered in bruises including a black eye. She said he suffered from a stroke 4 days earlier and he told her he did not want to go to the hospital. Is that even legal? When I... Read more »
The judge did not even here or see my evidence of fraud or abduction or holding a love one hostage or the stolen car insurance money .and I lost property , my love one , my money stolen from account .what should I do or how can I get justice !! Who do I contact? Or tell ? Do I fire my lawyer and... Read more »
If she has a medical necessity for skilled nursing care (which she does) and no more than $2,000 (which you anticipate), and an income below the income limit either on its own or by flowing it through a Qualified Income Trust (also called a Miller Trust), she will qualify for Medicaid. She can...Read more »
After I became a guardian. I found out the temporary guardian settled outside of court with the boarding home that was neglecting my father. I was never inform and this info was hidden from me. I found all this out on my own. My father is now deceased. Shouldn't that money have gone to the... Read more »
This sounds like a very bad idea, possibly abusing an elderly person.
Rather than take the law into your own hands, you might report your grandfather to Adult Protective Services and consult with an elder law attorney about how to protect your grandmother. You can locate one near you using...Read more »
My 55yr old special needs brother has lived in a nursing home for four years. Prior to that, he has lived in group homes, assisted living facilities, apartments, and two other nursing homes. All were short stays as each ultimately ended with him being asked to leave. He is doing well where he is... Read more »
There are only six legal reasons for discharge from a nursing home which accepts Medicare or Medicaid. The one this facility seems to be relying on is an allegation that he no longer needs nursing home care. Gather his medical records to show that this is not true. Also show why a discharge to a...Read more »
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