My mother has dementia, her doctor says she shouldnt live alone
My mother age 86 lives alone and her doctor is advising she should not be. She has dementia, however she insists she is FINE. She is refusing any help in the way of, food delivery, cleaning, etc. and everytime we mention a Retirment Home she threatens suicide. She is currently on antipsychotics due to having hallucinations. CCAC is seeing her, and offering assistance she doesnt want. And an Occupational Therapist is visiting also. Can her doctor deem her incompetent? He seems to want us to go to court which is expensive and beyond my financial resources at this time. I have two POAs but they were not done with lawyers, they were simply done via the online forms, and were signed and witnessed back in 2011 prior to my dad's death, I took care of everything when he passed and I have been dealing with her finances every since. But recently found out that that she went to her bank 2 years ago and "revoked" it. I was never informed of this. Now the bank is demanding that we see a lawyer to have it reinstated, but mom won't go. I do not know what my legal rights are? Does the POA for Personal Care still stand? HELP!
Status: Open Jan 23, 2017 - 07:41 AM
Elder Law > Guardianship