My mother has Alzheimer’s and COPD requiring oxygen 24/7. She refuses any sort of help. Refuses to go into assisted living or live with a family member. She doesn’t remember anything from one minute to the next. At her last pulmonologist appt….the doctor told my mother I could be arrested if she should fall or injure herself and end up in the hospital. That DCF (department of children and families) would get involved and that I could end up in jail since I know of my mothers issues. My mother and I DO NOT get along. We never have. But, I am taking her to her doctors, getting her medicine, groceries, etc. No doubt she should not be living alone anymore. But, what is a person to do? Or, does anyone know if being arrested is a reality if my mother got hurt somehow? I also have a 27 year old with autism…..taking care of him is a cake walk compared to my mother. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Oh, my mother has no money either. No savings, no house to sell to get money. Just her SS and retirement from the school district. She makes too much to qualify for Medicaid but no savings for assisted living or nursing home. I really just don’t know what to do. There is a lot of bad history between my mother and I. Mostly on her part….I could never do anything right. I’m almost at the stage of just cutting her out of my life and letting her or someone else deal with it for my own sanity, marriage and being the kind mother I need to be for my son. I have a brother in the next state, but he comes up with every excuse under the son not to come and help. I am mentally wiped out. Thanks for reading. I certainly didn’t intend to type out this much.