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Yes he also has medical power over her.
No he is not her Guardian and she has not been declared Mentally incompetent however she does have dementia but was working, driving living at home and I lived in a Cabin beside her and gave her her meds and made sure she ate. But she got a bad bladder infection which compounded her dementia and made her weak so every one decided to put her in asisted living but she calles me several times a day saying she is in a night mare and wants to come home. If I bring her home I want to have helping hands to adminstister the meds and cooks some meals because that was a great responsibility and possibly put a bath in the bath room downstair and move her bedroom to the first floor.
With that said I think she could be pretty independent. But I have all the resposibilty but none of the authority. Or power in terms of making decisions and paying for things.
As far as my brother in all confidence he is an alchoholic which my mother does not want to see. He has not clients. When I came form Italy to the house to live with her he strongly objected and said he and my younger brother could take care of her fine. But she was living alone in a house with 6 fire places two floors a 250 year old log cabin. They visited her once a week. She desparetly needed help. He has never let me know anything about the estate sso I don;t know what he is doing. Mom doesn't understand it. I do know that after he put mom in the home he planned on have his mistress who is a realestate agent list the propert even though mom did not want to sell the house and he opened the pool that had been closed for three years that he had just told me a moth befor ewas too expensive to open and mom didn't want it open but now he wanted to opend it so he could have pool parties there.
As the Guardian what would that entail? Medical and legal and financial power? I guess i would need a good attorney in Louisville. Do you know how I should go about finding the best one especially since he knows alot of the judges he even ran for judge. Could my mother appoint me as her legal guardian if she wanted to live at home?
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