My mother-in-law has dementia and has been in a nursing home for several years. My husband and I had durable POA jointly during this time. He made the decisions, but I was on it because I actually handled ALL of the day to day paperwork. We just received a notice from an attorney today that our POA had been terminated and my sister-in-law was now POA. She had mentioned that she wanted to talk to my husband about it a few weeks ago, but then just ignored his calls and went ahead with it on her own. She told me she wanted to be added to ours. Instead, she just kicked us off and made herself the sole POA. I have a few questions. First, I’m not even sure my MIL was mentally capable of making the decision to make a change. I would say her dementia is on the low-moderate range. She has declined several points recently on whatever scale they use to test it, according to her Social Worker. How would we know if she was mentally capable of making this decision, in a legal sense? Would we have to hire a lawyer and contest it in order to prove she is not, or is there someting that might already exist that would state it? The reason my SIL did this, is because my MIL wants to get out of the Nursing Home where she is currently residing and live in an apartment. It is obvious to us that she is not capable of it, even with whatever help she would get from the Medicaid home care waiver program in our state. My SIL has Multiple Sclerosis, and is very disabled herself. She spent all of last year in hospitals and nursing homes. Now, because of that, she lost the housing voucher she received from the state. She can no longer afford to pay her apartment rent, so we believe that she wants to move her mother out of the nursing home to live with her, so she has access to her Social Security check (which goes to the nursing home currently.) I’d appreciate any information or experiences anyone could share about this subject that might be helpful.