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... 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....Read more »
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 »
Can family members still apply for medicaid for her? Would someone in our family need to seek guardianship instead of a POA? Our main concern is healthcare POA, is that still possible? Lastly, if her son is in FL and handles her assets, and her daughter is in IL acting as her caregiver, would a... Read more »
Because of your grandmother's condition, she is unable legally to sign a power of attorney to any avail. The family would need to petition the probate court for the appointment of a guardian of the person and estate. Those persons, it could be one, would then have the power to conduct the...Read more »
An IL estate planning lawyer can review to determine if it complies with IL law.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It...Read more »
This is a difficult question to answer without knowing more information. Is the aging parent competent? Does the parent have a POA for health care? Is this a serious situation where the parent is not competent, there is no POA and you want to pursue guardianship? Does this situation rise to the...Read more »
If your uncle is a "disabled person" under the law and not able to handle his own affairs, a guardian would have to be appointed by a court, on a petition to adjudicate a disable person, over his person to bring a lawsuit. This assumes your uncle made no written direction before he...Read more »
It's hard to know from these brief facts, but Illinois has the Nursing Home Care Act available that gives residents rights if they have received inadequate, improper and/or unsafe care that injures them. If your grandfather has been abused or has received inadequate care, he may well have a... Read more »
It's hard to know from these brief facts, but Illinois has the Nursing Home Care Act available that gives residents rights if they have received inadequate, improper and/or unsafe care that injures them. If your grandfather has been abused or has received inadequate care, he may well have a...Read more »
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