She’s wandered off twice and has delusions thinking she’s being poisoned and people are out to get her. She has left the house both times with loads of cash saying she’s trying to walk to Alaska. The hospital’s psychologist deemed her competent still and won’t make her go to a nursing home where she can be monitored 24/7. They said I can’t invoke power of attorney but in the documents it says nowhere she needs to be incompetent. Please help
I moved your question to a different category because it is not dealing with nursing home neglect. If your grandmother gave you a power of attorney while she was competent, depending on what type of POA it is and what rights it gives you, the you could have control over her decisions. Again, it would depend on what type of issues you were given power of attorney over as contained in the document.
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A power of attorney grants you the authority to act on the person's behalf, but does not give you authority over them.
If your grandmother was legally incapacitated, a power of attorney would allow you to make decisions on her behalf IF it is a durable power of attorney AND the terms of the power of attorney granted you that authority.
But, if she is still competent and is not legally incapacitated, she could simply override any decision you make. So if you decide to admit her into a facility, she can just decide she doesn't want to be there and leave.
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