I am legal guardian and have power of attorney for my mom. She failed the mental test for assisted living. Can I place her in long-term care. What is generally required to place a person in long-term care (nursing home) who doesn't want to go? If I'm her guardian and Home Health says she needs 24 hour care, can I make her go? We have had 24 hour caregivers in her home for several weeks. She hates it and we cannot afford to continue it at $2500 a week.