Does a health care proxy gives the right to send mom to a home?
This question is actually about my godmother who never had kids and I'm the only family member she has close to her. I'm the one that has been sort of taking care of her and supporting her through the first stages of her diagnosis. We are also second cousins (my mom is her direct first cousin).
My godmother has been first diagnosed with Alzheimers over a year ago, and now her diagnosis changed to frontal lobe dementia. Doctors understand that she can not live by herself any more and have suggested that she gets either a home attendant 24/7, or to move into a assisting living facility. She is still very capable and has good mobility, however she has a mild congnitive decline, borderline moderate cognitive decline. She has always been very independent and she is very convinced that there's nothing wrong with her. I know that relocating her to an assisted living facility with memory care is something that she will not be too happy about, however doctors, health care proxy, POA, acountant and I believe it will be the best for her.
My question would be the following:
If my godmother doesn't cooperate with the idea of moving into an assisted living facility, can the health care proxy and/or POA make that decision for her?
Thank you in advance for any information you can provide me.
Status: Open Aug 27, 2016 - 05:23 PM
Dementia, Elder Law > Guardianship