While competent, how do you decide what nursing home you go to when you're incompetent? And can you do it while young?
How do you prevent your adult children from sending you to a different nursing home?
Check around and identify a quality place. Let your children know what you are thinking and where.
You should draft a living will, which can be done at any time. It can come into play in such situations. Contact a competent estate attorney regarding your concerns.
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Michael J. Duffy
Duffy Law, LLC
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Elder Law Attorney
I think the best way is to have a comprehensive power of attorney in place
giving someone you trust the authority to determine the nursing home, and
perhaps even put the names of your first second and third choices in the
document. Your agent should have some flexibility because what was your
favorite NH might not still be your favorite when the time comes. Of course,
make sure your agent knows and agrees to abide by your instructions.
Joseph A. Bollhofer, Esq.
Joseph A. Bollhofer, P.C.
291 Lake Ave.
St. James, NY 11780
Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
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Estate Planning Attorney
If you no friends who can refer you, ask an elder law attorney for the names of places he or she has had positive feedback about. Then visit the homes and try to get a feel as to how they are handling the residents.
action you musThis is a complicated area of the law. We are not providing legal advice. Before taking any action consult with an attorney practicing in estate tax and elder law planning .
Commercial Real Estate Attorney
The best way is to have an attorney draft a revocable living trust outlining the place and care you would like to receive. The trust document is like an instruction booklet regarding how your self and your assets can be looked after in case you lack the capacity to do so yourself.