My father does not want to live in a nursing home even though he cannot take care of himself and needs more than just 1 private nurse to take care of him. Staying home and hiring a CNA is not an option because he falls frequently and offer needs to be rushed to the ER. He refuses to pay the ALF or give my poa to do if for him because he thinks that if he does not pay the bill they will let him leave. I have asked the doctor to declare him incapacitated but getting that paperwork is a hassle. The doctors don't want to deal with paperwork. The ALF told me that if his bill is not paid, they will release him to the state and someone will be appointed to deal with him. I hate breaking the law but I had no idea how to resolve the problem so I signed his name to his check to pay for his nursing home care. Do I have to keep doing this? I know I am spending his money on his care and am not stealing from him but the law says it is forgery and might not understand my position. Please advise. I don't want to go to jail. I don't want my father in the street or Baker acted and put in an institution.