Does anyone know when and how a durable POA kicks in? I feel like I am seeing conflicting info on this site due to my lack of understanding.
On one hand, I read that even people with dementia have rights and are free to make their own "bad decisions" such as checking out of a care home.
On the other hand I've seen many stories where a loved one was forced or tricked into a care home against their will and staff tells family they need to adjust while the person is saying they don't want to be there.
Can anyone clarify this? I have DPOA with my mother who is VERY stubborn and bordering on paranoia now and I just want to know what's in store for me as she continues to make bad decisions.