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* Thank you for your clarification. As far as "legally solve this," I would like to hear what you have in mind so I'm certain we're on the same page - but I will try to anticipate some of your concerns and answer your questions based on that. Michael is effectively a child would shouldn't be in this position at all but he doesn't have the authority to make legal decisions of any kind for his 84 year old step-grandfather. I know it's tough but frankly it would probably be in his best interests to leave, if you feel he is "stressed" and this is causing him to do poorly at work (or not get a job). He is under no obligation to stay. Perhaps if he were to leave, his aunt would offer to pay him for his services (effectively serving as a home healthcare aide). It's a tough situation - but ultimately he (Michael) has all the control. He can choose to leave, he can stay, he can ask for a salary based on all the work he does. Certainly, based on what you've written, it sounds like there ARE financial resources to care for the gentleman, but since your sister has power of attorney only she would be able to exercise discretion to pay Michael. If, however, you felt that she was acting improperly in some way, with respect to her POA status, you could hire an attorney and attempt to have POA transferred to someone else; you can also ask the step-grandparent if he wishes to have POA transferred to someone else. Also, if he (or you) feel the 84 year old gentleman is being abused you could report it to the state.
* I've tried to anticipate some of your follow up questions as well as answer your current questions. I hope it helps! Please let me know if you have any questions or you need me to clarify anything.
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