We have legal guardianship of our mother. She's been diagnosed with vascular dementia and her physical health has had a steep decline in the last year, especially the last six months. In January, we had her admitted to the geriatric ward of the University of Utah hospital. The doctor there recommended she be admitted to a crisis care short term nursing home. After several weeks there, she was doing better but ONLY because in that structured setting, she was eating, drinking, and taking her meds. We pled with the doctor and social worker at that place to please recommend that she be placed in a longterm nursing home because we cannot move her in with us or move in with her and she's not capable of living on her own. They did not. Since they discharged her to rehab, which then sent her home. Since then, she's had several slip and fall incidents. The hospital keeps discharging her to home even though we beg them to please send her to a nursing home. Her own doctor has recommended this, too. My brother stops by her apartment several times daily but he cannot be there 24 hours a day. She also will not eat regularly, drink enough, or take her meds as directed by him. We are at our wits' end with this system that seems to think we can be a nursing home and won't admit our mother for her own health and well being. Even in the midst of a pandemic, we feel she'd be better off in a nursing home. How do we get someone to believe us and help us get her there? We're in Utah, if that helps.