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My mum is in a care home and needs a next of kin and been told it has to be one of her kids but none of us can make up our mind who as 2 of her kids were adopted n the other 4 were brought up in care so we're alloa unsure who would be best or has the most responsibility to her

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My mom never filled out a POA document. The nursing home wanted a person to contact. I have that role. When they call to tell me mom is being treated for something or that she needs something I relay that information to my sisters. The nh staff prefers one person to contact them and for them to contact. They can't be expected to call each of us!

Find out what the duties/role of the "next of kin" are. If it basically involves being a contact person, you could roll some dice and decide. If it is more than that, then try to figure out what your mother would be most comfortable with. Can she tell you?
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If you are in the UK, a Next of Kin is similar to a POA in the USA. It does not have to be a blood relative. It can be whomever your mother wants it to be, such as a close friend or trusted advisor.
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Just myself but it was only a mental health first aid course I done. She's In a care home at the moment but myself and my siblings aren't sure who is best or has more legal right to be her next of kin
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Does any member have medical or elder care training or experience that might help them cope better? Fewer family responsibilities so more time? One that Mom has always depended on more for advice? Or perhaps rotate the job on a six-month basis?
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