How do we handle dissention amongst siblings?
The middle of January we had a family meeting with all the siblings. Home health care said they would no longer take care of mom because of her dimentia and forgetfulness. It was decided at this meeting that we would have mom try assisted living. Mom was severely depressed, taking/stopping medications on her own; not eating (or remembering if she ate), etc. We moved her into assisted living on a Tuesday, got her started back on an anti-depressant (one of the medications she decided to no longer take on her own) and the following Sunday one of my sister-in-laws told her not to worry that she would make sure that mom got back home. It's been an ordeal ever since. Mom's physician contacted me yesterday and told me that she had let the assisted living facility know that if mom left it would be against medical advice. Myself and one of my siblings are her health power of attorneys and we feel that she needs to be in assisted living. What can we do to keep everyone supportive of her being in assisted living - she has really improved as far as her grooming, eating, and by having her medications given to her but the "seed" has been planted and she is determined that she wants to go home, especially now that she is "feeling better". Any advice would be great.