My question involves a person located in the state of: Massachusetts
My aunt was placed in a nursing home and the home petitioned to have a guardian appinted, which has happened. I am unsure if he is the temporary or permanent guardian but he is a local attorney. He tracked me down online because he said the current healthcare proxy wants to resign and my aunt suggested me to replace him. The guardian also mentioned that the financial person is stepping down as well, she just doesn't want to do it any longer. The nursing home recently filed for a professional to take over the financial piece.
She is in MA and I'm over 800 miles away.
I have heard of a healthcare proxy being implemented by an adult of sound mind but have never heard of a guardian needing a separate person to make medical decisions and financial. Is this typical in MA?
How would my duties differ from his if I became the HCP?
Would the court allow me to be the HCP and conservator, even if I am out of state?
Would I have to appear in court to make these things happen, or hire an attorney or would the guardian handle that?