Ever since I can remember, my mother has refused to give me power of attorney to avoid, precisely, ending up in a nursing home. Fortunately, it was not my doing, it was ordered by the attending physician at the hospital on one occasion too many and followed by her own medical doctor, because mother was becoming more and more unstable and irrational. Now that mom has shown marked improvement, she prefers to still not give me a power of attorney if ever she gets worse again. Does anyone know or can anyone tell me how I can get a power of attorney without my mother signing or is there another document that will allow me to make decisions for her? I already know that what I am giving her is making her better, so I do not foresee that happening anytime soon, but just in case she starts to regress.