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How Do You Get Power of Attorney for an Elderly Parent with Dementia?

April 25, 2022

If your parent is already in the later stages of dementia, he or she is not able to provide POA through conventional methods. Once a person is no longer capable of making his or her own decisions due to dementia or any other reason, you will need to go through the courts to obtain power of attorney.

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Can a Person with Dementia Sign Legal Documents?

March 14, 2022

A person with dementia may or may not be able to sign legal documents, depending on their current mental capacity.

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Legal Steps to Take When a Parent Has Dementia in Wisconsin

December 17, 2021

A person can only legally sign a document such as power of attorney if they understand it. If they are in the latter stages of dementia, this may not be possible. In that situation, you are not automatically in charge of the parent’s finances. You must go to court to obtain legal authorization.

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Does My Parent Need a Guardian?

September 6, 2020

Your parents took care of you throughout your childhood and into adulthood. Now, it might be time to take care of your parents in return. A guardian is a person who has the legal ability to handle someone’s finances and other decisions and obligations. At some point, it might be best to seek guardianship over […]

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What Does it Mean to Have Guardianship Over a Parent?

September 1, 2020

Parents take care of their children for the first 18 years of life, and sometimes long afterward. When your parents reach old age, you may need to take over their care and the tasks associated with their daily lives. Guardianship over a parent is also called conservatorship. It is a legal option that gives you […]

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What is Guardianship and Why is it Needed?

May 3, 2020

As a parent, you know that you want to ensure the proper care of your child even if you are unable to provide it yourself. As an adult, you need to make sure that your parents have someone who can make important decisions on their behalf if they are unable to do so. A guardian […]

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What are the Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

March 2, 2019

When we leave our elderly loved ones in a nursing facility, we believe that they will be lovingly and compassionately cared for throughout their stay. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Thousands of nursing home residents are the victims of abuse or neglect and this can cause medical complications and sometimes death. Your loved […]

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Important Tips for Preventing Nursing Home Abuse

November 5, 2018

When the time comes to make the difficult decision about where your elderly parent will live, you will likely go through a range of emotions. You might feel stress, worry, sadness, and even relief when you finally decide. Coming to the realization that you cannot offer them the care and attention they need in their […]

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What are the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?

October 5, 2018

Nursing home abuse is a serious problem that thousands of people deal with each year in Wisconsin. The decision to move a loved one into a nursing home is difficult enough for adult children; it can be even more difficult knowing that the staff, nurses, and doctors could be abusing their loved one. Today, we […]

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Is Your Loved One Being Financially Exploited?

April 30, 2018

Nursing home abuse comes in many forms. Some of these forms, like emotional abuse and financial exploitation, can go undetected for years because they do not have the same obvious symptoms as other types of abuse, like physical and sexual abuse. Financial exploitation is the unauthorized use of an individual’s financial resources for one’s own […]

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