Mom won't take her meds. For years, my sister Vanessa and I have had trouble getting Mom, who has heart disease and diabetes, to take her medications. Vanessa lives 500 miles away and I'm taking care of her right now because she had major surgery a few days ago. I knew Mom wouldn't take her meds while I was away, so I hired someone to come in twice a day and see that she took them. Mom resents me going away, so she stopped eating. Now she's in the hospital because her blood sugar is all over the place. Vanessa and I agree that she needs to be in assisted living, but she can't afford it. My sister and I can't afford it for her, either. We applied to the VA for assistance because our stepfather was a WWII vet, but the VA turned us down. I'm going to talk to the County Senior Services, but would appreciate getting any advice you have to offer. How do you get someone into assisted living when you can't afford it?