I am POA of my 84 year old Dad who is a WWIIvet. He lived on his own and was very independent. He fell. We are in Maryland.
My Dad is in a nursing home for rehab. I was told he may need to stay because he cannot take care of himself. He has about $20,000 in Checking, which I am the POA on, and two CD's at $10,000 each which are POD to me. I am looking for an elder attorney advice. I also have a 35 year old brother who received SS disability income that is on a 12 to 13 year olds level that was living with my father in his home at the time of his fall. My father had guardianship of my brother since the 90's. Currently, I have Power of Attorney for both my 84 year old Dad and my 35 year old disabled brother. Should I also get guardianship for my father or brother even though I have POA's for both of them? I have been told by the rehab to spend down my Dad's assets so that he can qualify for the long term medicare waiver program. I realize this program goes back five years. What spending of his assets is allowed under this program? My brother is still in the apartment where they both were living before the fall where there are nurses that come by daily to look after my brother. I am concerned because my Dad technically is still paying for the apartment that my brother is in and soon will have to start paying the nursing home where he is staying. Are there any assisted living facilities that house seniors and disabled (regardless of the age) in Maryland? Are there any based on income? I also contacted the VA, who did not help me at all, they stated that because my father is not service connected there is no home health help being funded at this time and to quality for the aid and assistance program, he has to qualify for a disability that came from being in the service.