It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Caregivers Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-10-2007, 01:17 PM   #1
Registered User
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: GA
Posts: 0
pamela77 HB User
my elderly father's matters

how can I obtain authority over my elderly father's matters?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 10-10-2007, 08:17 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Burnet, Texas USA
Posts: 4,312
Misty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB UserMisty800 HB User
Re: my elderly father's matters

If you have brothers and sisters, it would be best to have a family meeting to discuss your father's ability to handle his matters. Together decide what would be best.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 10-15-2007, 03:46 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Oak Hill, VA
Posts: 3,506
ibake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB Useribake&pray HB User
Re: my elderly father's matters

If your father is willing, he can give you POA (power of attorney) to take care of his affairs should he become incapacitated. You should also have a medical power of attorney to cover medical wishes. I have both over both my mother and my father to make sure that if anything happens I can take care of them and not have any iternference from the state.

Any good lawyer should be able to walk you through this with your father or parents. It is an easy thing to take care of, but really necessary as they get older and start to decline in mental issues...

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
How to help my father! Please. Mr.G Relationship Health 5 10-08-2007 05:09 PM
elderly woman product of poor parenting sturgeon Parenting Issues 12 07-11-2007 09:05 PM
Problems w/ elderly dad crowgirl Aging Issues 5 01-25-2005 08:20 AM
Elderly Father In Law haleysmum Aging Issues 15 11-13-2004 11:52 PM
My deadbeat father party_guy_2008 Parenting Issues 20 10-10-2004 12:15 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:07 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!