I called my mom's physician to say mom said she's allowing me to have the Medical POA for her. In case she goes into a coma I can talk for her. The doctor said they need a legal binding letter by a lawyer (the HEPA law) and signed by my mother. Then the Med POA form needs to be signed by the doctor and I have to get it notarized. Then who knows how long it will be to get a nurse's aid? I have to do this fast, mom is slipping. I can't "do it all" and work full time. I need to get mom a nurse's aide. Mom has been dragging her heels. I helped her into the shower today. My friend said I should refuse. I can't be that cruel. So, I guess I have to pay $$$ for this stupid letter. I just need to vent! I'm also frustrated about mom and her condition and I can't talk to the doctor directly unless I have this form? God give me grace & patience. I feel like I'm getting a sore throat and I do not want to get burned out. So full speed ahead. I also would like to learn more about Medicaid and Medicare for in home treatment. If mom doesn't need to go to the hospital again, it will be more difficult to get her into a nursing home bed from our home, right? My support group is having a meeting about this next month & I am not missing this event. Thanks all, Love, Sandie
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