If your friend has capacity she can revoke her POA at anytime and name whomever she wants as her agent. Additionally, if she has mental capacity she can move herself to wherever she likes. Contact an elder law attorney to determine the options.
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Your friend is very fortunate to have you look out for her.
If the Mom is competent, she can revoke the Power of Attorney at her discretion, especially since she was not aware of what she was signing. She can also keep the POA and change the agent from her daughter to another person of her choice.
A case may be made that it is not a valid agreement because she did not the requisite mental capacity when she signed it.
I would recommend having an Attorney review the POA if the daughter is claiming she still has authority over her Mom.
Your friend should contact a local elder law attorney for assistance. If she has capacity, she can revoke the POA. If the POA was executed when she didn't have proper capacity, you can fight the POA, but that will be challenging. Schedule a consult with local counsel to explore the facts and circumstances at length.
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