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Not competent to make medical decisions. Any advice?

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The doctor finally orded another psych exam once aps got involved. The psych docor stated the patient is not competent to make medical decisions and demntia? Will patient need a medical poa or guardianship?

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Sorry Tacy, if this is the son who has been saddled with debts and the IRS he will not meet the criteria. Let APS sort it out.
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Pam- the only problem is its my boyfriends father and due to some messed up family dynamics he would be the one named guardian. Honestly, i feel sorry for the old guy because his family treats him like he has the plague. His wife is manipulative and will con "her boys" into making poor decisions that will benefit her.
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Tacy, just tell the truth and let APS sort it out. If he does not want family to make decisions, the Judge will respect that and appoint an independent guardian. Keep the BF out of it, he does not want to get caught up in a family squabble. Whoever the Guardian is will be constantly harassed.
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The pathetic thing about it is the mother and brother are asking me to lie to aps when they call and not tell them about things like taking 7 days of pills in 2 days, cutting hemmroids with toenail clippers, using a butcher knife on fingernails, etc because itll affect their mom being able to stay in the home.
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Jeanne back when i got skilled nursing and social worker involved and was competent he filled out poa paperwork the family didnt like his decision and threw it away and told him who it would be and filled it out for him. The social worker said it wasnt his decision and she couldnt except it because thats not his wishes. They had a family meeting later in summer and agreed who it would be but this family procrastinates and didnt do it. He does not want any family making decisions-never has. No push is coming to shove finally and they think he can be medically incompetent but be able to designate a poa. My boyfriend will pass the criteria though
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Yes, but the applicant has to pass a fingerprint and background check, have good credit and live within the court's jurisdiction.
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I think so, tacy. Are all family members in agreement about who it should be? Does that person have a decent credit history? No criminal convictions?
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Can a family member petition for guardianship?
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Appointing a POA would require competency. She no longer has that. So APS will probably seek protective custody until a Guardian can be appointed by the county probate court.
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