My mother has fallen a lot in the last 3 years. She shattered her leg, broke her elbow and her shoulder all at different times. She lives in an apartment for independent seniors. They do not want her to stay there because of the problems and liability. We are meeting with the doctor tomorrow. He has told us she cannot live alone anymore and he will not discharge her from the nursing home. My mom says she is leaving anyway. She lived with me (her daughter) and my family for a year and hated it. She has lived alone since dad died in 1983. She has moved 5 times since I brought her here where I live. She is very stubborn and gets mad and then we end up moving her again and again. She is her own power of attorney. I am the only child she has left and I was power of attorney, but if I didn't do what she wanted when she wanted she would tell awful stories which led to an investigation of me. At that time I took my name off the power of attorney. I am afraid if the doctor tells her this she will try again to get me in trouble. She has done this several times. She cries every time someone talks to her about this. She said she will not stay. What happens if she refuses. She is a pain sometimes and has hurt me deeply, but she is still my mother and I love her. I don't know that I have the strength to force her and I'm afraid she may just give up and choose to die. She is 88 yrs. old now. I was told she cannot be forced to stay there unless the doctor can prove her incompetent and goes to court. If she chooses to leave, where does she go? She won't stay with me and where she lives now wants to terminate her lease. What do I do? and what rights does she have? I have no employment because I had to quit my last job because she keeps getting hurt. We are struggling to keep our house and I need to get a job, but it is impossible right now. Stress level at an all new high. I don't want my mother to die because she is so unhappy but what else can I do? Where could she go?