I have posted here about how stressed I have been with having my mother 3-4 month, 24/7 in the winter and this year upon return from Florida I was ill and turned the care of my mother over to my sister to give myself a break physically and emotionally. My sister has been doing well providing food, appointments, staying with mom when she was sick but I can see her starting to back off some now. I am the one who takes care of mom's insurance issues, med issues as she has assistance from the state paying for meds and sometimes there are issues. Yesterday my sister took mom to two doctor appointments and picked up meds I called in to the pharmacy. Mom informed me the cost of the meds, one of which was extremely high which it usually isn't. When I questioned mom as to what the pharmacy's explanation was for this, she couldn't remember and was asking my sister who was in the background. I could hear my sister's responses which she wasn't sure either what the pharmacy said. Then my sister said, "I don't know mom, it's been a long day, I'm tired." One mother with memory issues, one sister who obviously didn't pay attention, this leaves me to make a half dozen phone calls to find out why suddenly one of mom's medicines is suddenly very expensive. So much for trying to take a break for awhile. If something would happen to me, my brother and sister would be totally lost when it comes to knowing my mother's medical insurance coverage, med coverage, assets, etc. and they don't seem to want to learn. I don't want to completely uninvolve myself from mom's care but I desperately needed a break longer than a month but it looks like it can't happen.