My mother had a bad car accident in Dec. and my power of attorney was activated during an extended period when she was not lucid. Her checkbook and wallet were stolen during her illness and I managed to shut down all her accounts and prevent her losing any money. She is now mostly back to her old self but everyone (including her lawyer) tells me to keep the power of attorney active and take a more active hand in managing her financial affairs.I have been giving her cash and writing checks for her as needed. I am asking myself whether to set up a credit card and/or checking account for her. I would welcome others' experience.