In a nutshell: Mom is only 77 but abuses prescription drugs and alcohol. She's been Baker-Acted twice and has done 5 rounds in a Behavioral Health Center during the past 15 months. She uses a walker. She does not have dementia but makes poor decisions and has very erratic behavior. I am an only child. My mom has no other family, no friends. I am at the end of my rope with her. She can't live safely at home but at this point she's not "incompetent", she makes poor decisions and tries to inflict her misery on me as much as possible. She does not live with me and never will but has residence in same neighborhood. She's pulling the "you owe me for your childhood" card. She's ruining my life. I am POA. It's been advised that I become her "guardian" legally, but I don't want to take responsibility for her due to her poor decisions & erratic behavior. It's been suggested that maybe I check with getting her under state guardianship. I just recently heard about this. With her house and her savings, her net worth exceeds a half-million, so I don't want to open this up to vultures. Any advice is welcome.