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I ma very sorry for your sister's situation. There are two ways
that this can be done.If she is cognizant and is willing to give you the power
to do this, then all she has to do is (1) to sign a Power of Attorney
that allows you to make decisions on her behalf on things like medical care, etc. You can see a sample of such a Power of Attorney here
(or let me know if you need anything more specific)
(2) amending her will to ensure that you are the EXECUTOR of the estate
, or at least, would take care of arrangements for anything that shew wishes. Let me know if you need a sample Last Will
and Testament.If she is not cognizant or is not willing to allow you to step in by refusing the above
, then what you may have to do is to file for adult guardianship
in Pennsylvania. See here
. The Court will then appoint a guardian who can best take care of her. For this, an attorney is recommended. May I recommend the PA Bar referral program - here
. The attorneys are vetted and qualified. You should be able to find an attorney you are confident with and whom you can trust, and who is available ASAP.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck. Please let me know if you need any sample documents.
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