I need advice?
My Aunt's 89 yrs old with dementia.She was living in her own home. I took her to the hospital two days ago because,of a Urinary track infection. The doctor feels she needs to be in a nurcing home. The doctor & case worker at the hospital told me they would like to see my Aunt be placed in a nurcing home temporarily for 30 days for rehabilitation to help make her stronger before sending her home.As I am my Aunt's DPOA.I agreed with the doctor & case worker for this 30 days nurcing home rehabilitation agreement and I signed the agreement today.
(My questions and concerns),
Financially wise,My Aunt's on Medicare."Not Medicaid".Once my Aunt goes into a nurcing home will the nurcing home freeze my Aunt's bank accounts?
While my Aunt's in the nurcing home I need to pay her utility bills on her home,mow the grass as so on as upkeeping on the home.If they freeze her bank accounts I won't be able to pay the bills on her home.What do I need to know?Do I need to worry?
I had a relative about 5 yrs ago that went into a nurcing home.The nurcing home took all his SS check for their cost for nurcing home care.Will the nurcing home attempt to freeze my Aunt's accounts?
(My Aunt's rights and my rights as her DPOA),
As I stated above ,I agreed with the doctor to place my Aunt in the nurcing home temporarily for 30 days for rehabilitation .I feel I may just have signed her life away into a nurcing home.Do I as her DPOA have the right to sign her out of the nurcing home to care for her as in home care if I decide to?
I have a feeling that the doctor plans to place her in the nurcing home permanently.I'm not for sure at this time if I want to see that happen.What do I need to know?
While my Aunt is in the nurcing home.What do I do with her car and home?
The car is a 2005 can my Aunt sign the title off to me since she don't drive anymore?
As for her home,
Do I keep paying her utilities on her home or shut the utilities off?Can I rent her house out to someone to live in for upkeep?
If my Aunt goes into the nurcing home permanently,What do I do with her home?Do I attempt to spend my Aunts funds to fix up the house to sell for her further healthcare expences.My Aunt only has about $50,000 to her name in her bank.I'm sure that amount wont last long with nurcing home care cost.After her funds are exceeded.I'm sure the nurcing home will go after her home for further healthecare cost.Do I attempt to spend her money on repairs on her home for upkeeping or not?If the nurcing home attempts to seek the home why should I attempt to repair it?I'm confused about this?
I'm in the WILL to get her home when she dies.All sounds good but,looks like to me from the way it sounds I wont get the home because,of further nurcing home cost down the road.If the nurcing home ever attempts to seek her home why attempt to do repairs ?
Other then her house & car she only has about $50,000 in her bank.
Do I attempt to spend her money on her home repairs to spend down to apply for Medicaid?Or not?I need help and advice please?