My mom is 94, living alone/independently, still decisional, but has age related problems such as pain, walking, balance, and memory loss. My question is, I am arranging for state aid for in home care a few hours a week. But what do I do when I see she is having more and more difficulty living alone. How do I get guardianship so I can have her go into a home? Or, my hope is that while she is still decisional and still has her mental capacities, she'll make up her own mind to go into a home. How do I facilitate her making that decision? The homes we visited were very nice, Medicaid paid homes. But they had only studio apartments with kitchenettes. My mother is used to a nice large 1 bedroom apartment with a great kitchen. She has been living there over 10 years, so the change to a retirement home is something she just doesn't want to do. I am afraid she'll fall again, or her memory will fail more and the stove won't get turned off, or the water will not be shut off, etc. And bad things could happen while she lives alone. Thanks.