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Guardianship jury finds man, 72, unable to care for self

The sister had/has POA and refuses to exercise it, she does not want to be POA. There is a psychologist's report stating 'Pychotic Illness'. 'All other lesser restrictive means had been exhausted. Mr. Morse would not comply with any solutions brought to him, nor would he apparently suggest or seek out alternatives. This is not just an eccentric old man. Besides, he is still free to pursue his religious beliefs, vote, marry, etc. He will have a third-party guardian, who has to report to the court monthly, to assist him in some VERY limited financial and medical aspects in Mr. Morse's BEST INTEREST.

April 1, 2011 at 11:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Guardianship jury finds man, 72, unable to care for self

pswaterspirit;

If you could see his living situation before going to the hospital and subsequently the skilled nursing facility you may change your mind. The home that he was living in has been condemned and will be burned down. He has no home, he was living in a home that his sister owned. He has raw land. He refuses to apply for VA benefits on his own will.

April 1, 2011 at 10:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

JohnCasey

The sister had/has POA and refuses to exercise it, she does not want to be POA. There is a psychologist's report stating 'Pychotic Illness'. 'All other lesser restrictive means had been exhausted. Mr. Morse would not comply with any solutions brought to him, nor would her apparently suggest or seek out alternatives.

April 1, 2011 at 10:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Guardianship jury finds man, 72, unable to care for self

Anyone who has ever served on a jury knows that it is rarely, if ever, 'cut and dry' or clear. You may go into something having a very strong opinion but, if you do your duty as a US citizen you have to keep an open mind and decide based on the facts presented. With that said, Mr. Morse's case is not a simple one and there are many facts that can be misconstrued. To truly understand this you would need to have a strong understanding of the healthcare law and process. There are numerous safeguards to every facet and there are many people that have to be answered to that ensure those safeguards. VHR has been paid, Mr. Morse did eventually qualify for Medicaid thanks to one of our safeguards. Mr. Morse has had many opportunities to be discharged from the facility, nobody is keeping him there just for money. Medicaid requires that his land be up for sale to qualify for benefits. His land may never sale and he may be able to will it to a church or charity of his choosing. If the land did sell, the money goes into a fund for him. It is his money and he can use it for his own personal, if the money were to run out then he would be eligible for medicaid once again. A personal with a psychotic illness needs some protection. Our system is set up to protect and in Mr. Morse's case I hope that it will.

April 1, 2011 at 10:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )