They are in process of a trust, one has CHF, one dementia. For several years my stepDad has been putting together a trust for both himself & my Mom. She has dementia and he has heart issues, basically congestive heart failure -- CHF. Recently, I helped them move into Assisted Living, both of them fairly stable medically until yesterday. His CHF is causing excess fluid and they admitted him to hospital for treatment, saying it should just be a couple days to get fluid retention down to normal levels. I've seen copies of their wills and trust paperwork, but I am fairly clueless as to what paperwork I need to ensure is taken care of? I live 1400 miles away, so at this point, if this situation repeats, what needs to be in place so I can call and get updates directly from the hospital? My mother's dementia means an update from her is non-existent. In fact, I'm worried about my step Dads condition, and worried about her confusion levels at the AL when she forgets that he is in the hospital. I'm scheduled to visit within the next six weeks and want to know what items I should request copies of, or have taken care of. StepDad's mind is sharp, so I've let him steer things, however, this recent turn of events has opened my mind. Had he not been alert & coherent yesterday I would still have no idea why he was being admitted to the hospital due to my Mom's condition and limitations.
I should mention that there exists a first trust and the amended trust has yet to be signed by them, so I assume the first one is the official version until they sign the amended one?