How do you help a parent to understand the purpose of a POA?
My dad is in a nursing home in Texas and want to come back to Ohio. Dad is not able to take care of himself and my step mother is not able to take care of him. He has run out of insurance, he thinks he has long-term care with the VA because he is a veteran. I checked with the VA and they say he does not have long term care. I'm trying to find alternative care, like a nursing home in Ohio. The nursing home or the VA will not talk with me unless I have information about his finances with means I need a Power of Attorney to gain access to his accounts. I'm trying to help him and I feel like giving up sometimes, my step is no help because she doesn't comprehend things, but she does not want to give up the control. They have two houses and both homes are not fit for a disable person. My siblings are not understanding the purpose of a POA, they feel all four of us should be my Dad's POA. I spoken to my attorneys and doctors and they all say that is crazy. I want to help my Dad because he wants to come back to Ohio, but this is very frustrating for me. I shouldn't have to feel like I am the bad guy in all this.