My mom is in stage 6 of Alzheimer's. My brother has share responsibility with me for a year, but is now being transferred to another town 4 hours away due to his job. We've started the guardianship process; this Friday, we have a meeting with her court appointed lawyer and guardian. Next Friday is the court appointment. I am just not sure what to expect. Has anyone had to go through this with a parent? She would not give us power of attorney, so this was the other alternative. Her doctor suggested we look into long term place as it will only get worse. Today a doctor would not perform an endoscopy to determine the cause of her choking because we did not have POA. As you can see, it's only going to get worse and I have to go back to work next week, so it will be my husband and kids taking care of her for now. If they find full time work, we will have to hire in private nurses. Any suggestions?