Follow
Share

I was my moms caretaker for 11 years in Pa, I did all for her for many years because my family members didnt want to deal with her. I am her Power of attorney and I was exhausted and asked my sister to share her with me. She couldn't handle it (1 month) and had me pick my mom up. For 11 years I took care of my mom at home, until I was advised to get aides to help me because it was taking a toll on me. My family owned home and doctors orders I was told to admit her into a nursing home and I did. To my surprise my family decided they want to sell the house and leave me homeless. I recently moved to nyc and had my mom transferred with me and my sister now showed up with a power of attorney she had created in the month she had my mom and I am being told that they have to honor hers. When the family members never bothered to see or do anything for my mom. They are looking to take her to another state now that I have done all for my mom. What can be done to stop their actions? All her documents signed from doctors to nursing homes are under my name. She had that POA done in 2004 mine was done 2006 and I took care of my mom all those years and still do because I am the one that buys all she needs. They are trying to give themselves credit for all the hard work I have been through taking care of my mom :-(

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
Find Care & Housing
Most recent POA wins!
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

See if you have an elderly legal assistance program attorney in your area. Services are free. Check with your local Area Agency on Aging. Another route is to see if you can find an Elder Law attorney that is VERY familiar with Medicaid. But Guestshopadmin is right, your mother had to agree to Medicaid estate recovery when she was admitted to the nursing home. Medicaid will recoup the expenses paid out once your mother passes by placing a lien on the property.
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

If mom is on Medicaid the family cannot just sell the house, it will have a lien on it.
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

Mindy, if your Power of Attorney was created and signed in 2006, and the one your sister has is from 2004, your Power of Attorney is the only one legally in effect.

What plans does your sister have for your Mom? Does she want to move Mom from her current nursing home [as per your profile] to another nursing home elsewhere? Not a good idea for someone who has Alzheimer's/Dementia. It will only confuse Mom.
Helpful Answer (2)
Report

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.