Hello, a relative who lives out of state was recently appointed legal guardian of my elderly father, who was placed in a nursing home. I was appointed as the designated agent since I live in the same area as the facility he's living in. The guardian was given authority by the court to handle all financial, medical and real estate affairs. Since the guardian lives out of state and isn't available to monitor how our father is doing at the nursing home other than by phone/e-mail, she made comments to me that I'm expected to check on our father several times a week, ensure that his wound dressing is being changed daily by the nursing staff, that he's going to dialysis 3x/week, take him on outings when possible, and to provide comfort/emotional support to him as needed as he has major bouts of depression. As his guardian, the court will allow her to receive a percentage of compensation for her duties, such as paying bills, etc. When I asked if I would receive any compensation for assisting our father as his designated agent, I was told "NO", he's my father, and it's my duty as his daughter to provide support to him without expecting any compensation. Meanwhile, her contractor husband and his nephew are scheduled to travel here to make repairs on my father's home and hire local help to get the job done in order to sell it. He and his nephew would be compensated for their travel/meals/hotel/labor/materials, etc. as would be expected.
Was I wrong for asking to receive any compensation for providing support for my dad as his designated agent, or is that reserved only for the guardian, their lawyer, and her contractor husband and nephew? She wouldn't consider my being a co-guardian even though I live near my father and would be available to check on him regularly.