Trying to do the Best for a Stubborn Father and an Ailing Step-Mother

I have an 85 year old father who is living on his own but doesn't realize that he is slowly losing the capability go taking care of himself.


He is hard of hearing, can't remember things and is easily swayed by get rich quick schemes! In fact, over the last year he has lost $10,000.00 to scammers.

My step-mother was originally diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease shortly after the death of her first husband and has not been reassessed until lately.

I have been granted the Power Of Attorney and I am trying to get them both into an wonderful assisted living which he was in favor of originally but now he has changed his mind.

I am so frustrated because I know that it is the best thing for him and I am torn. Between seeing him as he is now and seeing him as he has always been

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