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I do not have POA over my dad, & he has both Medicare & insurance which is supposed to pay for 21 days. Yet a caseworker at the rehab hospital he's currently in said I would have to go sign him in when he is transferred. I'm hesitant to sign anything, since I've been told I should not be held responsible for my dad's bills. Also, there may be the possibility that he won't actually improve enough to take care of himself at home. If that happens, his only real option is to become a resident. I've been told no one can force that on him, but if he cannot care for himself there is no way anyone else can help provide the care he needs.

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Holllingsworth, DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING. Even if you have POA, you would always write POA after your name. A Guardian should write GUARDIAN after their name. Don't get bamboozled.
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Thank you so much. He is very stubborn & doesn't want a POA because he doesn't want anyone else having control. So it's not an easy situation, though he's getting to the point where he is so dependant on his friend & me.
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When my dad went to the ER and then admitted, they wanted me to sign his admission papers. I told the lady that I don't want to be responsible for his bills. I told her that he may not be able to sign his name but he can initial it. Would that be sufficient in their books? She said yes. So, we both went to dad and she got him to sign it.. yes, using his initials on the signature line.
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Who is Dad's POA? That is the person that should sign. If he does not have POA and he is still competent to understand "in the moment" now is the time to get this done!
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Hmmm, do not sign your name, sign Dad's name by you. Is there a reason Dad cannot sign himself?
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