What if I don’t have POA and I’m caring for my father ?
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You don't have a guardianship in place without a court order so see an attorney about that. About the money, keep records and receipts. I recommend you call Adult Protective Services and ask for some help for your Dad. They can give you advice abut helping your Dad with his bathing issue. Keep some brief notes on a daily calendar about what your Dad does every day. Does he get out of the house? Friends? Activities? There are facilities that take care of us older folks. They provide activities, lunch, and interaction with other people. APS can help with that. Has he seen a doctor recently? If he is over 65 and on Medicare, he gets a "free" annual checkup so get that done for him. What about any meds? Don't let other people tell you what to do or cause you problems that don't exist. Focus on what your Dad needs. You will need an attorney to set up a guardianship.
I have practiced law for over 40 years and currently reside in Colorado. I am licensed to practice in Texas and Colorado. For the most part, I practice in the area of estate planning, which includes drafting wills and powers of attorney, guardianships, probate, real estate, and related issues. My response to your question does not create an attorney-client relationship with me or any attorney. My response is based on the information provided.