My Mom lives with me but has a guardian for her finances, which she has none. Is she getting paid with my Mom's money? - AgingCare.com

My Mom lives with me but has a guardian for her finances, which she has none. Is she getting paid with my Mom's money?

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My brother and I just went to court for my mothers guardianship a week ago. Since we cannot get along, they appointed a professional to do the job. She says it's for "her finances" but my mom has no bills, just medicine a month. And now she is trying to put my mother in a nursing home when I am perfectly fine with her staying with me until she gets a little worse. Is this legal? Or is there nothing I can do? She basically just took over and I feel as if my mother is getting ripped from my hands.

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thank you this is helpful. I am just worried about a complete stranger taking care of everything. I feel that my mom will go downhill faster in a nursing home then at home with me. The same thing happened to my grandmother. Mind you, she is only 65.
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If guardian was appointed by the court there may be no charge to Mom. It depends on asstes available. If Mom has funds, then yes guardian is getting paid with that. But the fiduciary is required to file spending reports with the courts in my area once a year. In my state, it is actually a consercator that watches the money, guardian is basically only interested in the quality of care beimg provided.
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That is what happens when family's go to court....strangers (judges and appointees) make decisions for them....sorry.
Yes, of course the professional is being paid, this is what she does for a living.

Going to court should be the last resort - sorry you got caught up in it,
Try talking to the guardian.
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If the Guardian sees the need, the Guardian will do what is best for the patient. You, unfortunately will lose mom's check, but mom will have good professional care. Try to remember they do what is best for mom.
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You need to look at the guardianship documents. I don't know that there is guardianship just for finances. Guardianship generally means that the Guardian has the authority to determine where the person lives, level of care, etc. Of course you can visit, advocate. But all the power to direct resides with the guardian.
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