As usual over these 4 years I come here for your experience. We’re in California, mom is 91 now. I took over as 24/7 caregiver 4 years ago & I hired caregivers to give me days off during the week. Covid hit & I let all caregivers go last March. I've got my own health conditions & mom has become more than I can physically or mentally do. To pay for the caregivers I took out a reverse mortgage. I’ll be seeing an elder care atty with Medicaid specialty to navigate that part. Wondering though how to actually place mom? Will I need her doctor to admit her or do I just call the homes I'm looking at? Should I wait until after lawyer appt to call around? She has dementia, so is it up to me to require a memory care? It’s very hard to do this during Covid but here 90% of care homes have received the vaccine & I'm not having luck getting it for her, wonder if they’ll require that too. I am POA both financial & medical & successor trustee.