My 85 year-old mother has early stage Alzheimer's. My 88 year-old stepfather is very hard to deal with. He has three adult children of his own, so my sister and I are not interested in being responsible for him. However, his children have shown no interest in helping him.
We have looked into a court-appointed guardian or conservator, but were told that a judge would be unlikely to grant one since he has children.
Does anyone know just how this all works? What should we do? What do we do if the judge will not appoint somebody? We may soon need to move them into an assisted living facility. Our mother may be resistant and he may very well be too. We do not want to be responsible for him, but we can't just move her and leave him in the house. Any suggestions?