Do I have to have POA to move my mother from a out of state long term facility to a long term facility where I live? After 2 mini strokes, she had to be moved from the rehab unit to the long term unit. They have applied for Medicaid on her and it is still pending. My mother says she hates it and now wants to be by me. I am currently researching long term facilities here. But wondered if I had to have POA. Also, can the out of state facility make me responsible for her debt since Medicaid is still pending?