Can I as my mother's POA sell her home with a certified copy of the POA? - AgingCare.com

Can I as my mother's POA sell her home with a certified copy of the POA?

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She is in a nursing home bedridden with some cognitive dementia. Her home needs to be sold to supplement her care in the nursing home as we have used a large portion of her financial investments. No one will be living in her home as of May 2017 I am currently living there until then

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Have you confirmed with an expert in Medicaid that the house should be sold? Are you an adult child who lived there for years providing her care? I know there are some exceptions to Medicaid lien on residences. I'd just make sure there are no exceptions before selling.
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Yes, I just did it.
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Thank you, I have both medical and financial POA for my Mom. Somehow I must have given the original to someone and now only have certified copies of the POA. I hope that will be the case that I only need the cerified copy. I am selling as is, there is no way I could do the upgrades. I dread emptying also. I am an only child so it is up to me. Thank you again
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When my Dad moved into senior living, he asked me to sell his house.   I was able to use the financial Power of Attorney to sign for Dad, and sign at Settlement.   The financial Power of Attorney needs to be written as such to reflect that you can sell the person's home.

If Mom's home needs to be updated, it is easier and quicker to sell "as is".   I did that with my Dad's house.   I did get a licensed Appraiser to come in to give me a price, and I used that as my guide for the real estate Listing Agreement and for a Contract when presented.   It was nice to have that equity sitting in Dad's account to use for future care.   And me not worrying about the house, whew.   Emptying it was a bear.
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