Can a doctor force a person have a companion and meals on wheels or threaten he will have her put into a nursing home? My aunt lives in Delaware. She is 90 years old and lives alone. Her doctor has worked with her daughter and told my aunt that she either must have a companion for 3 hours a day plus meals on wheels or he will go to court to have her put into a home. She is scared to death that she will be put into a home. We all agree that at 90 she probably shouldn't be by herself but she is healthy and knows what she wants. She repeats herself but she pays her own bills and keeps herself and the house clean. Does the doctor and her daughter have the right to threaten her or can she say NO to the aids? She did have a companion 2 days a week for 2 hours at a time to go to the doctor etc. She was very happy eating cold sandwiches or microwave dinners. She does have a security device that she wears and has used it on occasion to call for help. In November she slipped on a rug and fell and called for help. She went to the hospital and was checked and released as not injured. I feel bad for my aunt as she has lived alone for 40 years and made all her own decisions and now she is a nervous wreck because of the threats from her daughter and doctor. Her daughter lives an hour away and visits about once a year (due to health issues of her own). She has a son close by but he is not involved in her care. Who can my aunt work with who will stand up for her opinions and rights?