My mom is in a nursing home and my brother is her current power of attorney. He is moving to California(we live in Kentucky) and I am going to be taking over for her. I was just wondering what it would require me to do. Not that I mind or anything, I am just wondering what to expect.
Answer by kjrn79 at 4:57 PM on Jun. 29, 2010
You have control over everything. Her finances, her doctors, living arrangements. You are in charge of everything. I will tell you that it is a lot of responsibility. My mom was in a nursing home, and is back in the hospital now. Every time something happened, we would get a phone call from the home and they had to tell us what happened. If she fell out of the bed, if her oxygen levels went down, and of course if she went to the hospital. You will also be responsible for her bills. You will have to pay them from her social security, if she gets it, and medicaid as well. BTW- we live in Kentucky too. Be careful with these nursing homes, some of them really are horrible. Good luck with your mom, though.
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