Nov 14, 2016 - 09:25 AM
For your mother, I would recommend a few steps. First, determine in which state you are planning to place her into an elder care facility. If she will stay in AZ, then I would recommend contacting an AZ estate planning attorney to draft the POA. If you are planning to move her to CA, then you should use a CA estate planning attorney.
Another issue you will face is whether your mother still has capacity to sign a POA. If she has "severe memory loss" as you say, her ability to knowingly execute a POA may be compromised. You should contact an estate planning attorney who should make a determination with you and your mother. If it is determined that she may lack capacity to execute a POA, then you may have to file for a guardianship petition over your mother, which the estate planning attorney can also help you with.