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My neighbor has made me power of attorney over her health and money issues. She has dementia and can not drive anymore so I do everything for her from giving her baths, cooking, dr. Visits, laundry and anything else that needs to be done. She has just one brother in another state that is 82 and she is 85, but he doesn't want anything to do with her. Is there a way that I could get paid for doing these services for her? She refuses anyone else in her home nor is she willing to leave her home to live somewhere else. Thanks for any advice I can receive. We live in Florida.

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You are being taken advantage of. POA only requires you to handle her finances when she is unable or if she gives you permission. Sit down with her and explain this. Then try to proceed with arranging for services including taxi service for appointments and ordering food delivery. If she has limited income then perhaps she needs to sell her home for independent living....and so on.  Yes you can get paid with a contract but consult a lawyer to make everything proper including the tax forms for you
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And if she predeceases her brother, does her will leave everything to him? If your free help keeps her estate intact for him or his heirs to inherit, that doesn't seem fair, does it?

Sounds like you spend most of your day taking care of your neighbor.
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Well, the most obvious source of payment would be your neighbor lady. Can she afford to? As POA I imagine you know about her bank accounts.

If she is indigent, she can apply for Medicaid, which does have programs to pay for appropriate in-home care. In fact, unless she has funds it would be a good idea to get her started down this path. Most people with dementia reach a point where they cannot live alone, even with a lot of help. If she gets on Medicaid now she may get help in her home (including paying you) and when it becomes necessary, in a nursing home or memory care unit.
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