Q. Someone visits periodically a chronic old age patient in an Old Age Hospital. The patient is intubated and can’t communicate verbally, but his mind seems fine and answers with signs and smiles. Can he put on tefilin on him? Can he recite a bracha for him?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that if he can ask the staff and assess that he has been cleaned recently and properly, he may don Tefillin on him but without reciting a brocho.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a