Both my parents are living in their home. (Ages 90 (father)and 92(mother) They have 5 children. I visited regularly (2 to 3 times a week) for 20 years and every Friday took my mother out for the day. Went to all Dr appointments, eye appointments and reported back to the group. My sister and I tried to ensure that they had company as many days a week as possible. We'd call each other to choose dates so that they didn't sit alone at home. It was a big part of their life until 2 yrs ago when my parents had a fight (which was not out of the ordinary). My mother had to be hospitalized and she did not want to return home. Social workers from the hospital said she needed a plan before she could leave the hospital. My mother came to live with me for a week. 3 of the siblings thought that my plan was to separate the two of them. My thought was that they needed help not only with household chores/cooking but with a plan going forward. One of my siblings flew to town and decided to coax her into going back home and she did. So nothing changed there were still fights and no help was in place. That sibling flew back to Texas. I became frustrated with them and let them take over the doctor's appointments etc. That was my first mistake. There were falls down stairs that I had no idea about, not a word with regards to Dr visits or what was happening. My mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia. After another one of their fights I (with my father's permission) took my mother to my cabin for 2 days. She told me some rules (approximately 6 or 7) that she wanted my father to abide by when she got back home. The first thing on her list was 'don't be so mean' getting the newspaper was second. (My father refused to pay for the newspaper) When he was confronted with her demands he lost his mind and was screaming at my sister and myself. To the point where the veins were bulging out of his neck and I thought he may have a heart attack. Saying that 'she didn't write those'. and he has 3 perfect children (which did not include my sister and I) Since that time last summer, the 3 siblings and my father have decided that we (my sister and I) can only visit by emailing their newly created email to request a visit. My sister has not seen my mom for 2 months because they dislike her. AND because she was concerned and called for a welfare check on my mother. They have yet to get over that. I just recently got to visit but have many rules. I can't bring my children, (her 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren) to see her when I visit (not all at once of course) unless the other siblings and father have notice of exactly who is coming. I must stay within their ever changing guidelines/rules. The (grown) grandchildren cannot use the email to make their own visit and if I visit with my grandchildren that is considered my one time a week visit and I get no other visit. If I am away for the day of their choosing (which is typically a Friday) I get no other day in lieu of the one I miss. My sister who has 4 children and 1 grandchild has not seen my mom for months has different rules. She needs supervised visits because they say they can't trust her because she called the police (welfare check) etc. They claim that this caused my parents stress. The grandchildren and great grandchild have also have been denied visits.
I am looking for advice on how best to deal with this situation. I dislike the ever changing rules for my visits however my biggest fear is that if my sister doesn't not get to see my mother soon, she may never see her again. Anyone have advice?