My mother is 90. I'm an only child.
She lives across the street from me. Her house is in her name.
I am her Durable, Financial, and Health POA.
She has mild to moderate dementia. She often threatens to sell the house and move away, if, for say, I don't take her shopping for a day or two.
Can she do this? I would love to avoid probate with regard to the house, and don't really understand the difference between putting the house into a trust, and transferring it (quick claim deed) to me. I know she would fight anything I tried to do, regardless of the fact that I am on her checking account at the bank, I take care of her meals, help her with everything, and am her personal driver for every errand. I am also literally her only friend, and am her only source of socializing and entertainment.
She won't have it any other way. She pushes everyone else away. (Example: another elderly lady in the neighborhood tried to befriend her. Mom said, "I don't like her; she scares me." I said, "why?" She responded, "She's too tall.")
So you see what I'm dealing with here. Again she is 90, and I have all POA papers.
I currently live in another house across the street that is owned by my boyfriend. Someday, I may need to live in my mom's house or we may choose to move into it. I don't know.
What can or what should I do?
We live in Florida.