I live in Ontario, Canada, and am getting the run around. Mom's dementia is causing significant cognitive impairment (confusion, anxiety and difficulty with emotional self-regulation). She saw the geriatric specialist a few weeks ago and they were concerned that I get Power of Attorney for Personal Care. Mom assigned POW to me in her will. For financial/estate, the date is effective from the time of the will (signed by two lawyers). However, for personal care, it has to be activated by a) an assessor coming to the home or b) signed by two witnesses. Is there another form that I need? There are a number of disqualifiers for witnesses (can't be this, that, the other). In either case, I can't see mom agreeing to have either an assessor or witnesses come to the home to sign over POW. When I call legal and community service agencies I just get the run around. I don't think they know themselves. Short of manipulating her, how can I get mom to agree to have two witnesses sign for POA for personal care or have an assessor come in?