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When should a decision to declare someone incompetent, when they are partially or fully incoherent?


I have an uncle who is lucid about 30% of the time. He is currently in a skilled nursing facility and has been determined to be in need of constant care, something his family and extended family cannot provide. Involved members of the family wait until he is lucid to ask him what he wants the family to do on his behalf rather than begin the process of declaring him legally incompetent. His desire is to return home upon discharge, but he lives alone and is at risk of self harm and falling, his immediate family is considering this option which could prove deadly for him. Any suggestions?

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