I am still in limbo with my mom. Getting closer to moving her to an assisted living facility. I had ruled that out for past year and doing what I can to check on her and take care of her as she stays in her own apartment - with help from home health nurse. Mom has been declining (age 80) and dementia increasing. Found a facility that would "cover" the cost/balance each month until the VA benefit came through, so this looks promising. Question: I already have a doctors statement noting dementia. I know a POA is not accepted. Should I go ahead and apply to become fiduciary for mom BEFORE she moves into assisted living and we apploy for A&A (which could be in next several months)? Has anyone done it this way and had success ? Thank you.