Have you moved MiL in yet @Champers? Be prepared for her to be equally unhappy there at first, but they should be used to it and know how to cope. After nearly three months my mother is more or less settled. So glad you've got LPA sorted. It took about four to six weeks for ours to be registered. We did it while mum was still managing more or less OK, so didn't use it straight away. Within months it started to be essential to have it so I could keep and eye on what was happening to her money. etc.