I have a situation where my mother is 96 and in good health, living in an independent care facility. She is still able to make decisions for herself, for the most part. Luckily, she is well off financially. I have one other sibling, a sister, who is not reliable. She is married to a very devious person who is just waiting for my mother to die so he can collect 1/2 of her inheritance, along with my sister. This has been a longstanding problem for the past 30 years. Knowing this, after my father died, my mother made her own attorney POA. Her accountant is her trustee. I am her medical proxy. Has anyone had a situation like this? What happens when my mother becomes incapacitated or can't make decisions for herself? Am I going to be forced to chase down her attorney or accountant to get anything done? That's what I am fearing. Also, I do not live close by (about 2 hours away), but my sister is a 30 minute drive away from my mother. If I wanted my mother to be moved to an assisted living facility near me so I could check in on her if she were very ill, would I need to go through the attorney because he is POA? I am told most POAs are children, but, in this case, my sister isn't trustworthy and I think my mother is afraid she will open a can of worms with my sister if she appoints me as sole POA. Any advice, or should I consult an elder care attorney near me?