With mom in the late mid-point of AD, and dad burnt out trying to be a caregiver, as POA their doctor was demanded to call in services to do an assessment of their situation. They did come last week, did a 5-hour assessment, and are crafting a care plan. I live 3-hours away, and when I visit I'm always fed the "oh, we're fine" line. I have a sister who is local to them, but she has MS.
One of the possible outcomes is - that if the agency feels it necessary they'll insist that a Conservatorship to be set up. Not understanding what this was about, I went to youtube and found "With Heart: Understanding Conservatorship."
I live and work 3-hours away, giving up my FT job to facilitate this isn't an option. This in-itself is a FT job and you need to be local. I let the agency know this, and they told me to contact my attorney because it will be forced if they feel it's needed.
My family attorney agreed this job was not for a long-distance sibling, and said "The Conservatorship, if approved, will then effectuate their move and the sale of their assets – all at great expense." I will lose all control and 'say' of their destiny and care, and apparently wipe out their life savings.
Moving my parents closer isn't an option; their friends, life and my ailing sister are all nearby in CT while I'm in N.E. MA.
Does anyone have experience with a Personal/Estate Conservatorship? Thoughts?