(She has about a week left of Medicare coverage for her stay where she is now.) My problem is that my brother is POA and would be responsible for covering those home health care expenses. I told him it would be about 2400 a month. (We're renting a 500/mo. studio for her near me where I would spend the afternoons and also sleep there. My own house is not an option.) The aides would be there in the mornings. Last week he said he was in agreement with that plan. Yesterday I talked with him and suddenly he's saying he doesn't know if there would be enough money to cover that. I know for a fact that my mother's monthly income would definitely cover it, but he keeps claiming that it won't because of all these "so -called' bills. So I'm afraid that if I jump into this situation, being dependent on him as far as coming up with the funds every month (rent, aides, and her daily support), he could easily say, on any given month, "well, there's not enough for the monthly support for her this month", and leave me in the lurch! I'm on disability, I can't support her on that! It's barely enough for me to make it month to month as it is! I don't want to put mom in assisted living, but it would be at least as much if not more than the amount I told my brother! And the thing is, of course, if the agreement/contract was made between him and an actual facility, he wouldn't be able to screw around. But he would be with me! And I know him too well! Somehow I feel like I'm going to get the brunt of this. Shouldn't I be writing up some kind of contract (and what kind?), or wouldn't that matter anyway, unless it was done by an attorney? And what consequences would he even have to worry about if he didn't come forth with the amount stated in the contract? He lives in a different state, where my mom was too until she came to my state. I don't want mom in an nh, but I need some security before deciding to do 24/7 home care. I have healthcare POA, but wouldn't his financial POA status override that? I'm sure everyone will say 'go to an elder care atty.' but I have limited funds! This whole thing makes me furious, since I'm the one who would be doing most of the work and I sure don't need all this extra hassle!