For the last 3 1/2 years, I have tried to talk to my Mom (71) about her need for a DPOA. She will not hear of it, soon as I mention anything about it she cuts me off says I don't need that, ect. Mom thinks that all she needs is me on her bank account and all is good. I want some kind of protection for me, I do not trust one of my half-sisters to not try to do something after my Mom is gone or even before.
The only thing I can think of to get Mom to agree to a DPOA is to make her start paying her own bills again, which is something she does not want nor thinks she needs to do anymore. (I hear a lot of "I've done that for 60 years, I don't have to anymore.")
Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to dump it in her lap and walk away. I will do her budget and help her pay her bills online, I'm even thinking of having her initial each bill on the budget that she paid it. But, the days of me doing all the bills while she stays in her room not caring about it are over.