My wife's mother (the "patient", for ease of writing this) has early onset Alzheimer's. The family has spent all of the patient's personal cash paying for medical expenses, and is now asking relatives and friends to contribute for her ongoing care.
I wanted to setup a website to allow friends and family to donate using a credit card or their bank account. Originally, I was planning on receiving all of the funds in my own account, and then cutting a check or transferring money to the patient's primary caretaker, her brother.
Is this OK to do for accounting/tax purposes? Or should I setup a new account using the patient's SSN, having the brother us his power of attorney?