CQ, when a person gets so far along they are no longer able to be legally responsible. You need to sit down with your parents now and figure out who they want to be their legal guardians when the time comes. Don't wait until they are already too far along. My family waited. It's a long and painful story. But I had to go to court to get guardianship of my dad, and for a while I thought I was going to have to fight my mom. Thankfully, I did not. But no one had prepared for what happened and it was a mess. My brother was in denial, and my mother was crazy, and I was trying to fix things from a hundred miles away. We all went nuts in the end. It's just better to have the legal stuff fixed up front for when a parent gets the point where they no longer have a say in what is going on with themselves. Get power of attorney early if they'll let you. Id think power of attorney, because guardianship is more when the **** hits the fan. Power of attorney is more for when something goes wrong.