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My brother has put my father 85 in a rehab. I have visit my father and he has begged and cry to get him out of there and come live with me. I don't talk to my brother, but have found him on Facebook and send him numerous messages and no respond. My father is of sound of mind and he understand everything. On this messages to my brother I have explain to him that I don't want any money or anything. All I want is my father I live his last few he has left in freedom and not locked up. My father does not understand why my brother has locked him up in a facility. My brother has made himself power of attorney of my father and my father has told me that he only want my brother to take care of the house after he passes and but apparently my brother must have put other stipulations that my father was not aware. My said he trust my brother and now he does not believe that my brother has done this to him.


I just need to know how can I get a copy of the power of attorney papers my father sign. How can I get my father out and live with me?

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Ah, wait a minute. Are you talking about an alcohol or drug rehab facility? I think we are all trying to figure out where, exactly, your father is now.
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Ladymexy, please come back onto this thread and answer the questions that the writers had asked, as there are too many questions.

Example, who was taking care of your Dad prior to him going into this facility? Was it your brother? I bet it was, otherwise you would know exactly why your Dad was placed. How long was your visit with Dad at the "rehab"? If it was only an hour or two, that isn't enough time to view the whole situation. Person with dementia can get themselves together mentally and have a normal conversation for an hour or so... after that the rest of the time they can be confused.

Rehabs don't have locks on the building or wing doors. Those areas with locked doors are for those with serious memory issues who are a flight risk. While visiting Dad, did you ask the nurse any questions about your Dad's health?

No one can make themselves Power of Attorney. Chances are your Dad made your brother POA some time back. Especially if your brother has been your Dad's full-time caregiver.
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What medical condition is your father in rehab for? How long is he expected to be there? How is this being paid for?
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No one can "make himself power of attorney" - your father would have had to sign the document. Any "stipulations" would have been included on the document your father signed. Also, your brother can not have your father "locked up" in rehab - admitting to a rehab facility usually requires a doctors order and there has to be something wrong - a treatable medical condition for your father to be there. But, all of that aside - unless your brother or another party has legal guardianship of your father - he is free to check himself out at any time. Ever hear the saying "be careful of what you wish for"? I think that applies here. Before you act hastily- learn exactly what your fathers care needs are - and will you be able to provide that? Right now your father is receiving round the clock care - are you up for it?
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I am going to do whatever it takes to see if I can get my father out. If anyone knows of elderly attorneys in Missouri, please let me know. I just want my father to live his few years happy and free.
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I think we need a little more information about this situation to be of any help.

A rehab facility is to rehabilitate someone who has lost function in some way. My son was in rehab when he could not walk after a motorcycle accident, for example. My husband was in rehab because of weakness after a bout of pneumonia.

Rehab is not intended to be a permanent placement. It is to help someone regain as much lost function as they can, and/or to teach them to deal with their disability. My son was released when he could manage in a wheelchair and continued to have physical therapy at home.

So ... what is the reason your father is in rehab? A POA cannot simply sign someone in, without there being a medical need. Was your father in a hospital? What for?

How long is your father expected to need rehab? Is he cooperating with the therapy plan -- doing exercises or going to occupational therapy or whatever the treatment plan calls for?

If your father is of sound mind and understands everything, how could your brother have tricked him into giving him POA?

We really need more details.
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I doubt if your father is of sound mind, because it would be unlikely that he got locked up and brother snuck in items on a POA that he didn't know about. You likely have a distorted view of the entire situation. Don't rock the boat or you will probably find yourself the subject of a restraining order so you can't even see your father.
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