Posted by onceupon on June 24, 2009, at 23:46:24
In reply to Re: is anyone around?, posted by Dinah on June 24, 2009, at 23:37:30
By authorities, do you mean mental health "authorities?" Or someone else?
What a tough situation. Is her house actually unlivable? Does she have any mental health professionals on her care team? If she's having difficulties caring for herself and refusing a home health nurse, you might be able to get her some help by trying to go through a commitment process (which is what I assume you were asking about before). But this can be arduous, depending on where you live.
IIRC, you don't live in the same area as your mother? Is there anyone who could go check on her? How are you doing with all of this? I can imagine feeling powerless if I were in your shoes.