Your question doesn't make sense, at least to me. If he has Alzheimer's (a disease of affecting mental abilities) the odds are very high that he is not mentally competent to sign anything, either with an X or otherwise. His treating doctor needs to make a determination that your husband is of sound...Read more »
My sister, who is in an assisted living facility and on medicaid, will be getting part of a settlement of a class action suit from the village she lived in before moving to the living facility. Our mom lived with her and got sick drinking the water in their condo and filed with the class action... Read more »
I'm sorry to hear about this situation. An easy solution might be to spend the money in the months its received an a Medicaid-eligible purchase, such as a prepaid funeral/burial. In this case, as in all cases, you should connect directly with an elder law attorney and discuss the specifics further....Read more »
My father has a diagnosis of Alzheimer's and is no longer able to care, make decisions for himself. He is remarried however his wife nor my sister or I have Power of Attorney for him. He is at the point where greater care is necessary (as in Memory Care) and without having access to any... Read more »
Congratulations! If you already have long term care insurance you may want to consult with an elder law attorney who can help you plan your estate. Unfortunately, some Insurance companies do go bankrupt so make certain your carrier is adequately funded.
My grandma has dementia and before this she appointed daughter #1 to be the POA. Daughter #2 found out and has now taken the mother to get a POA while she was diagnosed. Daughter #2 has now submitted her illegal POA to the banks and has taken over the accounts whih is taken daughter #1 off the... Read more »
I think you would need to hire an attorney in the state where grandmother was taken. You may consider with that lawyer and one in your state in having a guardianship set up naming you as guardian of the estate and person of grandmother to have her situated in a facility that will be especially...Read more »
When I arrived for his discharge, I found Dad in bed alone in his room complaining of horrible R hip pain. When I tried to have him sit, then stand to get in a wheelchair to leave, he was completely unable & began to shake & scream in pain. At this point it was obvious he had a severe injury. So,... Read more »
My most sincere apologies that you and your family have to go through this, as it certainly could be considered a case of neglect. That said, it is a very fact specific determination, and is dependent on notice the nursing home had, the nature of the fall, as well as whether or not it exercised...Read more »
My mom born 1925. Her mom, my grama hand made a baptism gown for her, then my uncle wore it in 1928. After that, it was borrowed by other family, but always returned to my grandmother, who an eye on it. Gram died in '85, left the gown to my mom, Our children were born in '88, '91, & 96 and they all... Read more »
We heirs at law do not wish to pursue malfeasance by attorney or estranged Aunt (age 87) , but would rather "confidentially" like to appoint a third party to pursue the issues with the court / judge etc. in order to close the existing extended probate case.
You don't get to "confidentially" pursue the issues with the court. If you think there's a problem, hire an attorney. It is also not clear how you are an "heir at law." Was your estranged aunt married to the deceased uncle? Did your uncle have descendants who survived him? If the answer to either...Read more »
Siblings and I suspect he's spending her money. He has spent time in jail for elderly abuse but she refuses to press charges or let any of her four sane children have power of attorney. We are at a loss as to what to do.
I have a brother who lives with her, thisis her place....i believe there is abuse, i put the monies down for her palce at the facillity, but i am doing this to protect my mother from his abuse...he is angry that I did not discussed with him about placing her in a facility....do i need to let him... Read more »
This is tricky. When someone has been diagnosed with dementia, many lawyers will NOT draft that person's will. Having dementia does not inherently make the will void, or voidable, but it could certainly cause concern for heirs who otherwise would have taken pursuant to rules of intestacy...Read more »
The answer to your question depends on specific facts that are not provided here, such as whether or not your mother has a will, the precise terms of the will, and whether or not your mom has a designated power of attorney. If your mother does not have a will or a power of attorney, I would highly...Read more »
His is schizophrenic and he isn't medicated because we can't afford his medicine, nor do we know how to get him medical care because we're not his legal guardians. Another relative of his is, however, most of his family wants nothing to do with his care. We're struggling, but we do the best we... Read more »
I think you may be referring to patient 'off-loading' or turning. This is done to help keep the blood circulating in patients who are immobile or disabled. The idea is that by moving the patient regularly, the underlying tissue will remain healthy and bed sores will not form.
Relative is elderly and suffered seizures that spiked her blood pressure. She was unresponsive when paramedics were called to her assisted living center. A DNR is on file at hospital and assisted living center. For a period of time she was unable to breathe on her own and was put on a ventilator... Read more »
The medical decision to put your relative on a ventilator on the way to the hospital, may not be a violation of the DNR that was in place for a couple of reasons that come to mind. One is that the paramedics made a medical decision spontaneously for what they believed to be in the best interests...Read more »
I would suggest that you petition the probate court in your county to have you appointed guardian of the estate and person of your father who apparently will be found a disabled person because of his dementia. That way the court will supervise what is best for the ward (your dad) and therefore,...Read more »
No. Assuming your brother has no power of attorney in place before he became afflicted with dementia, the probate court in Missouri would likely appoint a public guardian if there are no family members or someone close to your brother nearby, but the court cannot force anyone in this setting to...Read more »
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