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Question: My sister has poa and is not looking out for moms best interest she stole her house and she is jealous of moms and my relationship mom has Alzheimer's and my sister had her sign the house over to her then put her in the nursing home I recently applied for guardianship I just want to be included in the depictions for mom well she sent me a hand written letter saying I could not dee my mom. Can she do that and can the nursing home stop me she tried getting a court order and the judge denied it. This request is not from a judge she wrote it. So I can I go see my mom?

Answer: Adult Guardianship is determined by the courts. A power of attorney (POA) is not court-determined, but a legal document signed by a person, while still capable of making decisions about their future. The POA establishes when their life decisions should be made by someone else, the specific types of decisions, and who that decision-maker shall be. Two major types of POA are relevant to the elderly. POA for healthcare. This gives the designated person the authority to make health care decisions, including whether nursing home care is required. A POA for finances gives the designated person the authority to make legal/financial decisions on behalf of the elderly person. Neither POA authorizes the designated person or nursing home to prohibit visits by another family member

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  • My sister has poa and is not looking out for moms best interest she stole her house and she is jealous of moms and my relationship mom has Alzheimer's and my sister had her sign the house over to her then put her in the nursing home I recently applied for guardianship I just want to be included in the depictions for mom well she sent me a hand written letter saying I could not dee my mom. Can she do that and can the nursing home stop me she tried getting a court order and the judge denied it. This request is not from a judge she wrote it. So I can I go see my mom?

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