Can you "force" someone into assisted living?
My grandmother, as much as I love her, is becoming increasingly senial. She keeps it together in front of her doctors enough that she can pass off as "ok". However every night I get calls at 3 am with her hallucinating, seeing things, she's even called the police several nights because "She saw a magician floating in her livingroom blowing cigar smoke under her bedroom door, and hamsters flying in her ceiling fan." she called to say she was afraid the hamsters would die. I'm not making this up, as absurd as it sounds. It's tearing our family apart. Worst part is, her insurance went up, and she can barely afford to live. We are picking up the slack but it's becoming too much. She has spinabifida, can barely walk, and NEEDS someone to be able to check in on her. But like I said, she fakes it in front of her doctors, and calls us liars when we tell her doctor all the events that take place. It's gotten so bad I've begun recording phone calls because I'm afraid she'll end up having a heart attack during one of her hallucinations. Any advice on this? Do I have the right, without a POA to call her doctor and express my concerns? It's getting out of hand and I don't want her in a nursing home, she COULD AFFORD an assisted living retirement facility, and truthfully it would take a huge worry off my family. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.