Jan 20, 2016 - 07:23 AM
To protect your sister you would need to be appointed her guardian and conservator. If she is competent you cannot be appointed. If she is competent she can appoint you as her power of attorney and agree for you to be payee of her Social Security. You would then be in control of her money. You could/should then open a bank account as her power of attorney but not allow her to be a signer. It would be her money but you would manage it.
She would have to qualify medically to be admitted to the nursing home. If she is competent and does not want to go the nursing home would not accept her as a patient/resident.
If the daughter has filed to be guardian or conservator you can file to have her removed if you have any evidence of her drug problem.
Either way you choose you should speak to a local elder law attorney.
Mar 16, 2016 - 03:50 PM