We were estranged from my husbands mother for 5 years. They started talking 4 yrs ago and after a year she fell, went to hospital and they wouldn't release her to go home without someone staying with her full time. I took on that responsibility. We became POA's and took over her affairs. She was 3 months behind on her mortgage and 10,000.00 in debt on her credit card. We have paid some of it down but with her mortgage and medical bills and regular bills we cant pay it down. She gets a SS check ( not much) and now is on Hospice. With just a few months left.. We have one income and our own bills... Credit card company still calls daily and wants the card paid off. Are we responsible for her bills? Oh did I mention she hasn't filed taxes for 2 yrs before we took over as POA?