My mother currently lives alone and in Florida. She says she doesn't want to come and live with me because she doesn't want to be a burden. I live in New Hampshire.
She has been giving/sending moneys to a "friend" for the past 9 years with the promise of a huge investment return. The total amount, so far, is over 300K. She is also forgetting things she has done and has already done some bad financial decisions.
My sister and I are not able to send her money, but any extra money my mother receives, will go to her "friend". My mother has also borrowed money to send to this "friend". We have tried to advise her but she refuses to believe the situation is a scam.
My sister lives out of the country and does not get along with our mother, We decided, if we have to take care of our mother, she would be better living with me.
Because of the financial decisions my mother has made, she will lose the apartment, but she says she is not afraid of losing it. She can barely make the monthly payments of the loan.
If she comes to live with me, she will not have to do any monetary contribution, but I would have try to keep her from sending money to her "friend"
What can I do that will not be a legal issue to help my mother?
How can I have her move in with me, even if she doesn't feel she needs to?