4-16-12 - my friend has given POA to someone who someone he barely knows and rarely sees. My friend has a speaking impediment due to a stroke resulting in aphasia. He needs this person to speak on his behalf. My friend is otherwise competent and capable but he also has cataracts and does not see well.
Some of his friends from out of state want to help facilitate things for him but cannot get past the assisted living facility which needs a release from the POA for any of us to do anything for him. We want to make an appt with opthamologist but the facility says we have to go through the POA, whom we have a hard time getting in touch with as well.
THe facility finally made an appt. and we want a friend to accompany him to the eye doctor so she can relay what the doctor says about follow up and other appts. The facility will not provide us with the date/time and thought they provide transport. they will not accompany him into the doctors office and due to the aphasia he cannot tell us what was said, what needs to be done, or when he has to come back. We don't even know if they have made the appointment at the doctor he was referred to.
If my friend asks the Assisted Living Facility to provide us with the name, date/time of the appointment, are they obligated to do so? THEY TELL US THEY WILL ONLY PROVIDE US INFORMATION IF THE POA TELLS THEM TO DO SO. My friend has not seen or heard from the POA in more than 2 months. What legal rights does he have? He is becoming extremely STRESSED over this situation.
Where do I find the answer to this question?