I have POA for my Mother. She also has a Living Will Do I also need to be appointed as her Guardian?

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Mother is 86 years old with Vascular Dementia, severe Osteoporasis, and other age related health issues. She lives in Senior Apartments and manages to be mobile with her walker with wheels. She has someone who comes each day and does light housekeeping. She gets Meals on Wheels for Lunch each day and I keep her supplied with pre-cooked food I make ahead and freeze or bring by for her. I take care of her shopping, laundry, medications, trips to doctors, etc. I am the oldest of 3 children and the only one still living. I live within 15 minutes of Mom and manage to make this arrangement work for the time being. I work full-time and am constantly concerned about missing too much work. Any legal advice is appreciated.

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Karen, from my experience as well as JoAnn29, a person should be incompetent for you to need a guardianship of your mother. If she can make her own decisions about her health care and can carry on a conversation with someone, you shouldn't need one. Usually a guardianship is for someone who can make their wishes known and doesn't know what is good for them or not and it doesn't sound like your mother is there yet. Your POA should take care of things and I hope your name is on all the important papers since you are the only one left living. It would be much easier for you to write checks for medical, funeral, etc. if your name is on all the bank accounts.
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Mom has Living Will that specifies her wishes.
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Think ur OK. I think, and someone on the list can confirm, that guardian takes time and money. Mother would have to be found incompetent, I think. I would get a "no resusitate" order. This is good for first responders. Here in NJ it only covers heart attacks and respiratory where patient is unresponsive.
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