This forum post is hidden because you have chosen to ignore 1403282. Show Details
This forum post is hidden because you have submitted an abuse report against it. Show Details
Like many people, our family has been through the whole POA thing and putting mom into a nursing home, selling her house, handling her finances. We have the healthcare POA too.
Best advice (and best thing we did) --- go to an eldercare lawyer (someone who specializes in elder law in your state). Yes, you'll have to spend some money, but we only needed a couple of hours with the lawyer and we had everything laid out. All our questions were answered, options were given to us, choices we had (or didn't have).
The whole thing is complicated and again, laws vary from state to state. The amount of good, solid advice (both legal and practical we got in one session with the lawyer was absolutely invaluable. Probably the best money we've ever spent. As I said, we only spent maybe 2 hours (went home and did the forms and had to go back to have them witnessed by the lawyer). But we went in as a family and had our questions written down, and we received 10 times as much solid info as we were even aware of.
That was good advice. We use an elder care attorney for my mom's estate.