This will take some explaining. My brother passed in Feb and left all money etc to his wife who is very controlling/ My brothers and my mom has Alzheimer and I moved her in with me 4 mths ago . My brother knew I would take care of her. My sil and I have never gotten along. Brother told on 3 different occasions he was leaving money for mom and quoted 160 thousand dollars before he passed. H e is much better off than me. I have always taken care of myself and even helped mom the best I could, since her only income is 950 a month social security. I am retired nurse and have been divorced most of my life and no children which I regret now, but just want to say I bought most of furniture in her little 1994 trailer and got her new carpet before she moved in with me because just wanted it to look better for her.
My sil even told me after brother passed you know Mike left some money for you and your mom, then I heard nothing, so I went to her house with friend to ask what was up since I would have to be making decisions for mom. She stated she misspoke and she meant after she died if there was anything left, then went on to say I was family and if I ever really needed anything they would help. I had hinted to possible personal care home but said I couldn't afford it and she had never said anything about offering. Well we had words again and she wasn't going to talk to me so that meant no help with mom at as far as taking her to her house for one night before this and then went to Scotland for a month,etc the villages and panama city while I have been looking after mom. She would call mom and that was it and sent mom a letter saying she missed having cup of tea with her,etc. I sent her a short note and told her if she wanted to see mom I would need 24 hrs notice and time etc. because I have had to arrange sitters and take my mom to daycare, etc to get a break.
Well. she calls yesterday and asks to speak to mom, I say well I have question, Did my brother leave any money to help with personal care home because I have idea of Nursing home and she is not that bad yet. She says to me in hateful voice if I had listened to her at house I would know, but All I heard was I wasn't getting lump sum. Thenb she goes on to say well you sold her trailer and she gets social security, so after you use that I will pay half. She wants me to use money 7 thousand dollars which is only thing mom had and mom tried to get me to put in my name way back.Dont get me wrong, I would use money toward mom because if goes in Personal care home I would still have doctors bills since she only has medicare and there is the matter of clothes getting hair done, etc.
If she goes into Nursing Home she will qualify for Medicaid and be covered as far as doctors and the nursing home. Now I don't want to ask her for anything. I have heart problems and enough stress with mom, but I feel she is being controlling and stingy. I will have my social security and money saved in 403 to live off of.My brother had at least 800 thousand in stocks,etc and house and land which will go to her children--not my brothers biological. Her daughter is around 50 and has not worked for last 4-5 yrs. I am 61 and worked 31 yrs as nurse and had to leave because of heart and back problems and moms condition.
Do you think I can make it without her. She also made comment when we had words that if I kept talking to her like that, she wouldn't help at all. I don't want to ask her for anything. I wish she would move to the villages.