How do you decide what nursing home you go to when you're incompetent while competent?

Asked over 2 years ago - Brooklyn, NY

While competent, how do you decide what nursing home you go to when you're incompetent? And can you do it while young?

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How do you prevent your adult children from sending you to a different nursing home?

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  1. Joseph Allen Bollhofer

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    Answered . 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.



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  2. Thomas F. O'Connell

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    Answered . 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... more
  3. Margarita Rubin

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    Answered . 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.

  4. Michael James Duffy

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    Answered . Hi there,

    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.

    If you would like to discuss your matter further over a free and confidential phone consult, please contact me at your convenience.

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  5. Brian Coleman Kelly

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . Check around and identify a quality place. Let your children know what you are thinking and where.

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