My brother and SIL are caregivers for our 97 yr old mother. They took on this responsibility three years ago for monetary compensation. Now that they no longer need the money, they want to place her in a senior home. My husband and I are in our late 70s and cannot care for her full time. So far we've helped out by taking her 2 to 3 days a week without any monetary compensation. I have POA for mom. I'd like to know what I need ahead of time for the transition from private home to senior care facility. Our mom needs assisted care, plus she has moderate dementia. Will I need to have her mentally evaluated, or is that something the facility determines once she has become a resident? My heart hurts. My brother assured me he would never put her in a senior home. I realize that burnout isn't something most caregivers expect to have, but this was so sudden.