I just want to start this post off by saying thank you to everyone here. It's great to have the support of this caring community and to have this forum to share my questions in. My mom, who lives at home with my medicated schizophrenic sister, has stopped using her toilet and has taken to wearing Depends 24/7. She relieves herself in them all the time. She sits in them, urine soaked, all day. She was released from a nursing care facility last December after a 3-month stay and her behavior has gotten progressively worse since then. I cared for her for 6 years, I live 3 hours away in another state and got completely burned out, so now my other sister, who lives 4 hours away, has taken over as care-giver. My mother has a homemaker that comes in to help twice a week, but after a visit to her primary care doctor a couple of weeks ago after we thought she had a mild stroke (she was having difficulty swallowing and balancing, her doctor said she didn't have a stroke), we decided to try and get her additional in-home care had a VN Association in to evaluate her and they discovered her current state was not good. When they examined her they found bedsores and a fungus infection on her inner thighs due to sitting in the wet Depends. The VN who examined her at home was so alarmed by her lack of personal hygiene that she called Adult Protective Services and reported her as being neglected. I spoke to that VN for an extended period of time on Saturday and she told me that my mother either needs 24/7 homecare or she needs to move to assisted living. She said she’s non-compliant and lacks the ability to make her own health care decisions and therefore she determined that she’s too much of a risk to take on as a patient. My mother refuses to leave her home, she’s extremely combative -- so we’re kind of stuck right now. She’s going to her PC tomorrow with my sister and we are having a Physician’s Evaluation filled out. I'm not sure what I'm actually asking for here, but thanks for listening.