I'm considering being the guardian for my mom rather than the state. I know I should consult a lawyer, and I will, but I've done a lot of research and am looking for real life scenarios that maybe some of you have encountered. For example, will I be financially responsible to pay for my mom's assisted living if her SSI or other income is gone, or hospital stays, etc? She is currently on state long term care through AZ, but will have some expenses she will have to pay. If she loses that funding what would my responsibilities be? What issues have you had to deal with as a guardian you wish you would have known in advance?