I am one of two children and my brother will not get involved. I have Power of Attorney for her financial and medical directives. She refuses to listen to her doctor, me or anybody who is trying to help her with health issues. Usually she just takes it out on me but now she is "sharing" the same unacceptable behavior with her Assisted Living caretakers as well as myself. She is mean, nasty and getting senile which is not a good combination. I call her up to check on her and she is horrible and wont answer questions I ask. She changes subject. I see the term "respite" and I am ready to walk away for a while. She has her meds, her supplies and I manage her finances and available in case of emergency but I cannot deal with this abuse anymore. Should I get a social worker involved or just deal with the Assisted Living people and express my need to back off a while? Trust me she won't care.