I wondered if anyone could advise me of the legal position of the following. I am POA for my Mum who is end stage in a care home. She is currently in receipt of CHC funding and her state of health is fairly poor. I kept my Mum in her home town even though it was a journey away from me as I thought the family that lived there would visit also and she would have more visitors and a better quality of life. Plus where I live care is more expensive so I thought it was a better use of her funds as none of us have a crystal ball. The pandemic hit which forced the move, and has hit my finances somewhat plus narrowed down on the affordable route I was planning to visit as coach trips have stopped that particular route which I always had in mind would allow me to make more visits. The pandemic has also completely taken away any obligation my mums family felt to visit too it seems... we have family living abroad who FaceTime as much as possible so I am the only visitor. I don't think Mum is seeing enough of any family and the carer remarked that my mum was way more talkative with me than she is with any residents. I am wondering if I can charge some of the trips back to my mum? I know if I could ask her and she understood she would be more than happy but I don't want to be accused of any wrong doing by OPG. I am not worried about deprivation of funds as if my mum lost her CHC status the proceeds from the sale of her house would more than fund care for the rest of her life as she really isn't well. I understand you can't claim back money for social visits - but if I am carrying out my role of POA monitoring her health and welfare and getting shopping, topping up petty cash and so on - should this be at my cost?