My siblings have made social service assistance their careers and have a plethora of other issues. My parents are ill, but not terminal (yet). My parents are concerned that my siblings will try to have them deemed as unfit to care for themselves and will get their hands in their financials, take their money, and leave them out to dry. My siblings live in the same town, I live thousands of miles away; if something happens to my parents I won't be able to get to where they live before my siblings get to the house and sell everything or deplete the accounts, or protect my parents and their property. My parents want me to handle everything and do not want my siblings to have any say so in their affairs. What can I do and what can my parents do to try and prevent my siblings from destroying my parents' lives?
My parents moving to where I am is not an option. Neither are unfit in any way. I talk to my parents weekly, at the very least, and they are of sound minds.
My siblings have always been troublesome for my parents and though they live by my parents, the only time they talk to them is when they want something, usually money. My siblings have stolen from my parents (and me) in the past, and have been too busy to take them to appointments (for example, if my parent couldn't drive for some reason) until my parents offered to fill up their car with gas (in one of the states that gasoline is the highest in the nation), buy them a meal, and give them money for their time and trouble (usually $100 is the 'going rate' for helping our parents).
Obviously, I have no respect for my siblings; but that aside, I want to make sure my parents, their home and finances aren't trampled on, stolen, besieged and left for dragon fodder until I get there.
What can I and my parents do to prevent this? Any information and input is greatly appreciated.