What happens when you are incapacitated in the hospital and your family realizes you don’t have an estate plan? Well, in this case, a lady named Melinda, who had property in California, was incapacitated and living in a nursing home. She qualified for Medi-Cal, so Medi-Cal paid for the majority of her nursing home expenses. The family realized that she had no estate planning documents. The only document Melinda signed was a Power of Attorney in favor of her sister. Her sister could make all of her financial decisions for her. Armed with this Power of Attorney, the sister went.