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What are my rights as a caregiver for the last 4 years?

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I was asked by my father to come and help my mother who has Alzheimers. I have been here for 4 years now. I have had no help from my 3 brothers. now they want to put my mom in a home, and put me on the street

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I just thought about another area of vulnerability. Someone with the financial POA may be able to sell the home to pay for a parent's care. A caregiver can fight this, but will probably lose. What we hope is that families don't do this to people, but I know some people are not so nice.
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I don't know the story behind this particular case, but it is a good question. A caregiver is really at the mercy of the people they care for unless there is a contract. A parent might say they will leave a house or money in the will, but wills can be changed as long as the parent is competent. A caregiver really has no rights to property or money as long as the parents are alive. They only have rights to them after the parents are gone if they were left in the final will.
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What pstegman said. I assume it's your mom and dad's house and that your dad is in his right mind. If that's the case then what your brother's want really isn't an issue. Does someone have POA over your mom? I would again assume that would be your dad. If so, again, your brothers have no say. What about a will? Do your parents have one? If you're the one that's been doing the care giving then as far as I'm concerned that house should go to you someday, especially if the care giver role has caused you to lose work, or be unable to work. If it hasn't already, it will. .
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Something is left untold here, such as, what is Dad's opinion? Isn't it his house? Why would you be on the street and not in an apartment? Will Dad be out the door too?
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