I went to seminar put on by a large local elder care attorney firm, and they give a talk, get your information, and then call you to see if they can see your loved ones POA. I scanned it over to them, and then they called and said I needed to change the language to include 'gifting " in the POA. I was hoping to get some answers regarding financials about moving my almost 91 yr old mother in my home, and not being hit with that gifting penalty due the needed renovations for her to live here, specifically a bathroom, chairlift, and for her to have her own apartment space. My mother had the current POA drawn up by an attorney she trusts-
I am wondering if some of these firms are just trying to make the $550 to redo POAs, as it seemed like the attorney didn't want to give me my "free" consultation, and wanted to get off the phone quickly,after I said I didn't think my mother would want to sign a new POA agreement, since she is quite stubborn. They had said in the seminar that you could take an hour or two, and go over may things, I was interested in VA benefit information, too. Anyone else encounter these types of firms, and is their really "gifting language " that can help on the possible Medicaid needs dowm the road? My mother does not have a lot of money, so It is definitely on my mind, as to not get in a situation down the road.