Hi, I am new here and hoping someone out there can solve a problem we have. My mother has dementia and my husband and myself share the house with her but we can no longer provide the care she needs and we have now reached the point where mum needs a care home. This has been agreed by all concerned. Our problem is that the Social Worker says that I have to get Power of Attorney before mum can go into a home. Have phone a solicitor and he says that mum has to understand and agree to sign this. However, although we have an appointment with the solicitor I feel sure that mum wont sign. Other people concerned with us, don't understand why we need to go down this route.....very confused. Can anybody tell me the reason for this?