Mom is crippled from RA and is completely dependent on others for all of her care. My sister was originally POA for both her and stepdad (her dad). When he had a stroke that left him unable to work or drive, she moved them both to a nice assisted living facility. Stepdad has apparently always been violent (I didn't grow up with them, thank God), and got worse after the stroke. When he tried (again) to kill Mom at the assisted living, he was arrested and the court said he couldn't live with her anymore. My sister was going to file for a legal separation for them, so their assets could be split and they could both pay their bills, but before she could, my brother talked Mom into signing POA over to him. Then he moved her to a group home an hour away from my sister, where she sat alone in her room all day, watching TV. He told her she had no money, and wouldn't even get her hair done. When he announced that he was moving to Texas, my mom asked my sister to take her to a lawyer so she could assign POA back to her. She did, and my sister paid him out of her own pocket. Brother and stepdad were served restraining orders (both have threatened to kill my sister), but 72 hours later brother took Mom to his lawyer and made her sign it back to him. After he moved out of state, Mom ended up in the hospital due to neglect by the caregiver at her home. We found out about it when my aunt tried to call Mom and couldn't reach her. The home was closed, and when sister finally found her after five weeks at a rehab facility the hospital had released her to, she had none of her belongings. No clothes, glasses, teeth; nothing. When her Medicare ran out there, my sister found the current group home near her and brother signed for the transfer. Sister sees Mom every day, and has been buying supplies (depends, etc.) because brother won't take care of it, and won't respond to any of us. He is apparently having Mom's bills sent to stepdad to pay, and now he's refusing to do it. What happens to Mom if her bills don't get paid? Can the home just kick her out on the street? Sister wants to take care of Mom and give her some dignity and quality of life, but is powerless because she's not POA. Mom gave me up as a child, so I have my issues with her, but nobody should end up in a situation like this. Any advice would be welcome.