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A POA is a document executed while the person is still competent. If your sister was named in a POA that was executed while she was able to do so, that's the way it is. If she has POA and you feel she is abusing it, you could certainly consider reporting it to APS or initiating some form of legal action (including guardianship) to force an accounting. I will say, however, many POAs provide indemnity to the person acting as POA, and many also provide that if they have to defend themselves and there is no wrongdoing found, they can seek reimbursement of their costs from the principal (your mother, in this case) and then turn around to get reimbursed by you for the time and legal fees incurred trying to defend herself if no wrong-doing is found.

POAs are powerful documents, and yes, people can abuse the authority granted in the POA. On the other hand, POAs can behave properly yet be subjected to unfounded allegations and they are entitled to defend themselves and their name, too. Putting your mother into a home may have been a good decision from her perspective.

A guardianship and/or conservatorship is a legal proceeding that allows a person to act to care for a person deemed unable to manage their person and/or their property.
The court can determine if a guardianship/conservatorship is in your mother's best interested and appoint the guardian they deem would serve well and in your mother's best interest.

If your sister has filed for guardianship, you can certainly appear and testify to the court as to why you do not think this is in your mother's best interest and present what evidence you have. You can intervene and ask to be named the guardian. If she's not filed anything, you certainly can file for guardianship yourself. This does take time, money and an elder-law attorney, and you would need strong evidence as to why your mother needs to be placed into a guardianship and why you are the best choice over other potential guardians. You'd also need help from your attorney and court to locate your mother - she is to be served with your application for guardianship, and she has every right to appear and testify for herself, and generally, they are appointed their own counsel and/or a guardian ad litem for their own benefit. Your sister also would be notified - you generally need to list other family members in your application - and she would have the same right to appear and testify and intervene.

One thing to consider is the court can appoint a guardian and/or conservator who is a neutral third party - the court does have the power to take the family out of the equation entirely. Especially when there appears to be in-fighting or strife or potential for financial issues.

I don't know the details of your situation, there is little information provided. You likely would best be served talking with a elder-law attorney, as another poster suggested to discuss options as to how to proceed in your specific situation.
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Unfortunately, it appears a classic case of my blood relative’s avarice & manipulation,whereas I genuinely have Mum’s best interests at heart!
I believe my sister is in the process of endeavouring to gain Guardianship and POA & has put my frail mother in a registered home.
It is so sad that I am unable to communicate between my mother and I, my sister is dictatorial and one cannot determine mum’s whereabouts?
Thank you for in anticipation of your continuing help.
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If it's a POA then thats the decision of the person giving the responsibility to someone else. You can't do anything about it. Guardianship is initiated by someone who feels a person is no longer competent. This cost money and proof is needed. It goes to court before a judge and you can be there to contest it. Giving reasons why the person shouldn't be guardian.
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I would try and have a discussion with an elder law attorney or social worker to explore all your options.
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Does someone already have guardianship, or is there an upcoming hearing? Please provide a little more detail to get specific answers.
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Is it POA or Guardianship. They are not At all the same thing.
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