My father-in-law is in a nursing home in our small community. Of course he gets social security and a pension. He has had...Read more
No, there is no requirement that anyone take on the role of guardian. However, with no one available to make decisions for your mother, the nursing home may decide it has to seek guardianship on its own, in which case the court would appoint an independent person with no previous connection to your mother.
Medicaid Rules, etc