For instance, why can't I just be the Medical POA, why should there be Guardianship also? What are the differences?
I fear once a Guardian to dementia family member and they run off, got lost and can't find there way home would that be my fault. If they lost there money or go to the bank and don't know what happened to their money, and point the finger at me since I am living with her. Am I going to be liable because a dementia patient said I took her money? Example: She went to the bank and took out money, which I cannot stop. She withdrew $500. But she said she was given $800. She counted her money at home and found only $500. She said I took it, which I did not. Looked in her account and only $500 was withdrawn out. But I cannot convince her of it. If she say these kind of things to family and neighbors, and I'm her Guardian, would I be liable for her claims even with dementia?
She already had a neighbor convinced I am mistreating her because she want her independence and feels I am stopping her from that, so she makes up stories to anyone who will listen.
Can someone give answers and guidance, I'm not sure of what to do and what is best.