My brother has restricted me from visiting my dad who lives in his home in Vegas. My three sisters and I found my father in dirty, unsafe, unhealthy conditions 3 years ago in the care of my brother and his wife. They live in Las Vegas, NV and we live in Phoenix, AZ. My brother is seldomly home and leaves the full time care of our father to his wife. She had children and her own aging parents to care for and often seems overwhelmed. After returning to Phoenix, my sisters and I had a Nevada soicial worker visit the home to check on my father, assess his situation in hopes of offering assistance to my sister-in-law in his care. (hygeine help, food preparation, mental help, etc) My brother took offense to this visit and interpreted it as an "attack on him". He has now told me and my sisters we are ONLY welcome to visit our father during his supervision. He travels extensively and is rarely home. He has thrown out a single date in December for me and my sisters to visit. We too, have busy schedules, childeren, other obligations and would like to visit on a continuous basis when in town for conferences or during times when his health procedures arise. (currently)
Our dad loves his daughters and loves to visit with us whenever it's possible but is also reluctant to make waves with my brother and his wife.
What are our rights in visiting my father, especially now that his health is declining and has impending surgical procedures coming up.?
Thank you for any advice you can offer.
Melanie in Phoenix, AZ