Originally Posted by AmishHeart
Well, thanks for that, but I'm running into a wall in flying her out quickly. She's lost her I.D. Had to take the dive and call the bad sister and ask her to look for it. Seems she's already been through her place and said she didn't see it. I can't book a flight without her I.D. Am asking the elderly advocate to help. She sees her Tuesday. Bad sister said she may look again, and am chuckling because just was texted by other sister that the locks were being changed right then. Bad sister and Mom live in the same mobile home park. Worst case, we have to drive about 20 hours each way. That would be hard on all of us.
Take her to DMV and get a new ID. They should be able to pull up the last one with her photo on it. Lost ID's are not an issue. Does she have a passport or her birth certificate? You can use your mom's place for a couple of days to get an ID or better yet rent a room. I would expect that you can get the ID in one visit but you might want to call DMV ahead of time.
Take her to the bank for any changes to the bank signatures. Children stealing from parents is far too common. You're not the only one with a bad sister. Unfortunately, Mom would never throw one of her daughters in jail.
The sister takes her cards? Did she not also take her ID? Not a big surprise she can't find the ID when finding it goes counter to her attempt to take over Mom's assets.
If you don't think you can get the ID I'd get on the road and plan two days over and three days back. Frequent stops and some fun sights on the way back. You can bring a lot more of her personal stuff back if you take the car. There are so many little things that bring back memories and make a place her home. Our prayers go with you.