Okay, as many of you may remember that at Christmas we made the decision to go to see my great grandma in WI (we live in MI) because we did not know what was going to happen. She is bed ridden after a fall (still don't know why she fell) and can not walk anymore. She had to have a feeding tube put into her stomach because she can not have anything by mouth. She will need around the clock care and will be transferring to a nursing home/rehab center any day now. The place has already been picked. My grandpa has talked with her about thinking about moving to a nursing home where she could have someone there all the time with her because my aunt and uncle would leave town ever other weekend to visit family and take care of property. Even when we visited her in the hospital it was talked about but it seems my aunt and uncle don't really talk to her about much at all and that makes very mad. My grandma is not very happy with the idea of having to go a nursing home, though it seemed like she was okay with the idea when we there. Just don't think they understand her too well or how to interpret what she says or how she is feeling. For example, she would tell me that she couldn't cut her nails and she need them cut. So when she was in the hospital I did them for her, my aunt almost got mad but then grandma said she liked them and she changed her tune.
When my grandpa called today to talk to his sister (my great aunt) and found out that she needs a power of attorney and apparently nobody wants that role. My great aunt and her husband have been taking care of my great grandma since she hasn't been able to do so herself (many years now).
My great grandma does have a financial advisor so my grandpa has a call into him on some questions he has to see if he can help on what to do moving forward.
It's like all of a sudden the people that have been taking care of my great grandma are throwing up their hands and saying 'not me, I'm done' and it's sad. I wish that I was healthier and still lived back home so that I could see her more often but unfortunately I do not.
Sorry this turned out long...thanks for listening.