My sister and I were joint carers for my 98 yo mother under her power of attorney. 3 years ago her poa was activated to

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Customer: My sister and I were joint carers for my 98 yo mother under her power of attorney. 3 years ago her poa was activated to sell her home on her admission to a nursing home. My sister has died. I am concerned about mum's care should something happen to me. Is there a provision I could make legally for her care should I predecease mum?
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Queensland
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: None so far except I advised mums lawyers that my sister has died. I can act alone, that was written into mum's poa. I am just uncertain what would happen should I no longer be able to care for her.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Jan and I are also executors of mum's will. But I am more concerned about someone having the legal right to care for her if I am unable to. I know legal aid would probably take over, but I believe someone who loves and cares for her would be a better option.
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Hi, I’m John Melis, solicitor, and I am in Australia. I know you have a lot of choices, and there are various ways to move forward. May I suggest that you consider the following steps:

In the circumstance you have at the present time, you can Nominate the state trustees to take over the care of your mother in the event that you predecease your mum.

Your local lawyer will help you with that paperwork.

​If there is anything else, big or small, that I can help you with today, please let me know.

I thank you for reaching out today.

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Is it possible for me to nominate one or more of mum's grandchildren as carer/s legally?
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this can be done through the enduring guardianship division of the Queensland Civil Administrative Tribunal.You’re handling this matter very well.If there is anything else, big or small, that I can help you with today, please let me know?
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I appreciate your patience as we’ve gone through all of this. If I missed something or you’ve got additional questions, let me know. Otherwise, have an excellent rest of your week.
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