My grandmother is in the hospital and wants to go home but they have deemed her with signs of dementia?

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She does not want to give finanicial information to the hospital and they will now be taking her to court to put her in a nursing home. Can this be avoided if I want to be the one to make that decision?

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Another thought: if you do have any authority under DPOA, POA or health care proxy, use it to request copies of the determination of dementia so your attorney can have it available for review. You can also hire your own medical professional to perform a dementia exam.
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Get an elder attorney who's handled guardianships - ASAP. If the hospital is successful, it'll cost your grandmother thousands of dollars, which she may or may not have. "Professional" guardians from what I've seen have been attorneys who bill at regular legal fee rates, and they are exorbitant for the circumstances.

If you get your own attorney and can get appointed guardian, or even stop the proceedings if your grandmother agrees to that, it'll be a lot better than having a "pro" become involved in your grandmother's affairs.

And if your new attorney needs time to get up to speed, she/he can always ask for an adjournment on the grounds that she/he has just become involved in the case.
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Do you have DPOA, MPOA or health care proxy over your grandmother? If so, then yes you can make this decision for her. If not, then you need to go to court to get guardianship. Please remember though, that if its time for a nursing home, it really doesn't matter who makes the decision....

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