I'm Trying to Put My Mom in a Nursing Home But I'm Not Her Medical Power of Attorney

If your mother is not competent to make her own medical decisions, then it’s really up to your brother. Your mother chose him. If he doesn’t step up, you can seek to be appointed guardian to take his place, but that can be an expensive, divisive, and time-consuming process. If you think your mother is at risk, you can see if there’s an adult protective services organization in your community that could intervene.