My mother recently made a new Durable Power of Attorney in the state of Alabama. Does this mean we have no medical poa for my mother?
In the Power of Attorney, it gives my brother the ability to be her medical power of attorney. However, she also did a living will and excluded naming a medical directive or naming anyone to be her proxy.
My brother says the living will overrides the Durable Power of Attorney. So, mom basically doesn't have a medical power of attorney. Wouldn't name one. This was all done legally with an attorney.
My question is, does anyone know what the heck this really means? Does this mean we have no medical poa for my mother. The durable power of attorney give my brother the ability to place her in a nursing home, etc. etc.
Since I was not included in this process and no one discussed any of this with me, I have many questions. No one will talk to me about mom's care and mom and I have no relaitonship anymore over all of this.
To add insult to injury, she named me alternate on the durable power of attorney, however, they spelled my last name wrong.........I have only had this last name for 30 years. And my brother tells me she wanted my 28 years old nephew to be the alternate but he refused (not his resposibility, or so I was told).
Can anyone blame me for cutting ties with these people?