She has never been in any kind of home for people like herself. I was told to become her guardian we would have to go to court and the judge will decided who is better to take care of her. My other family member who has their own homes and are receiving retirement benefit. I am renting and still looking for work. I will be doing early retirement in one years but I still do not have a two bedroom apartment. Of all my family member I am the only one who do all the things for my mother and sister. The rest of my family just give lip service with no help at all. Other then become her guardian do I need a power of attorney? What do I do about become her guardian? Can I do my own power of attorney online since we don't have a lot of money for an attorney to do this,.
I did a volunteer bowling event recently with NWSRA, the Northwest Special Recreation Association that is located in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. The participants were terrific and had all kinds of activities (bowling, camp, dude ranch trips, basketball). They knew each other and had a great time bowling. It was a very fun event to chaperone. Some of the participants were your sister's age or older.
I know in the Chicagoland area there are a number of live-in facilities to help folks like your sister. Misericordia is the first one that comes to mind. Here's their website:
Who has been going to the doctor with her up until now? I'm not sure that your sister can assign Power of Attorney to you with her diminished mental capacity. She would have to be able to understand exactly what she is doing and why. It would have to be notarized even if you do download the form from the internet.
If you can, find out if there a legal aid society or someone who donates (pro bono) their legal expertise at no cost. You will need to apply to be her guardian for the best results. The judge can temporarily assign guardianship to someone, delaying the permanence for a while if they think your situation can improve. You never know until you try. Good luck.