Mom does nothing and won't leave her cluttered house.
This is about my mother-in-law and I am only looking for help because no one else (her daughters) seem to be taking any proactive approach. Father-in-law passed away over 15 years ago (she was and still is devastated). The daughters moved her to another state to be near them (I live 8 hours away with my wife, one of the 4 daughters). Since his death and the move she has never resumed her social life and spends her days watching TV or shopping (mostly for things she does not need). She is now 83 and recently was told to stop driving (due to the drugs she is taking).. She is a borderline hoarder.. she is constantly shopping for food and things but does not keep trash.. but ALL her closets are full of plastic store bags full of food and stuff.. I know there is no one solution for this issue but I need to arm myself with information to be able to help my wife deal with the situation. Her sisters (3) all live right next door to the Mom and have seen and dealt with her daily..so they are tired.... but are not brave enough to take control... lovingly.