Should I use funds from mother's account to pay for AL furniture and supplies?
This is more of an ethical question than a legal one. I have DPOA and I have signatory rights on her checking account. I spent $2600 to set up her apartment at the Assisted Living Center. I had to completely furnish the apartment. Would it be wrong to use her money to pay for this, since she really didn't want to go to assisted living? My brother is okay with me taking the money from her account (there is only my brother and me) but I don't want anything I do to appear that I am taking something for my benefit. I have all the receipts for all the purchases. I am paying her phone and cable bill myself and I buy her weekly supplies and additional meals (that I take to her or take her out to eat) from my own money. I also buy her clothing and pay for her weekly hair appointment. I'm only considering reimbursing myself for the initial set-up costs of $2600. What would you do?