I moved in with my mother a few months ago with the intention of taking care of her full-time as she got older. She has macular degeneration, loss of hearing and some light dementia. She is 89. She was all in favor of my moving in and helping her. But after I moved in, she changed her mind. She did not want me doing everything for her. She said she was not an invalid yet and when the time came for her need for help, she would ask for it. She became very difficult to live with, was very argumentative all the time, and she began to treat me like I was a stranger instead of her daughter. We both agreed that I would move out and get an apartment of my own. I told her that once I move out I would not move back in to take care of her later on when she really needed it. I will not be her caregiver in the future. She has rejected that idea and I also do not want to do it now. My question is this: Is it my responsibility to take care of her when she cannot do it herself? She has a house and I assume the house would be sold to put her in a nursing home. She keeps saying that I would not get anything if I put her in a nursing home. And that would be okay with me because it would be detrimental for my mental health. What are my options? Should I talk to a lawyer before that happens?