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I am my mother caregiver, she move to Ca. To live with me. My mother has Alzheimer's . In order to change her health insurance I need to be given power of Attorney. She will not give up her power. Can you give me suggestions in what to do or where to go.

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Vegaslady I appreciate everyone help. She has Medicare and I did apply for medical. She had humana in La. She did change her Insurance to ca. By phone, But when someone call to confirm she became confuse and couldn't answer the questions. Her funds is limited and I can't afford attorney fees.
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What kind of health insurance are you trying to drop and what to get? If she's out of the service area for the old insurance it won't do her any good. Can she understand that and you help her sign up for something in the new area? Does she have some sort of national coverage that might be good anywhere, like Medicare is nationwide? Are you trying to get her signed up for MediCal? If she can't/won't give you POA can you help her to do it herself so she has coverage? If nothing works and she has an emergency get her taken to an ER because they have to treat her. I'll bet they find a way to get her coverage. Otherwise you might have to go the guardianship route.
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Guardianship is the only way. It's not cheap and you need a lawyer.
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If she has dementia,it may be too late for a power of attorney and you will have to obtain guardianship because your mom may be declared incompetent. Sorry for your troubles. I'm having my own. Mom did living trust for finances but nothing for medical. Now it may be too late because she accuses me of hitting her and setting fires and stealing her money. Gotta call a lawyer.
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