I am my mothers only son. Currently I am in Afghanistan as a civilian working for Socom. My mothers diabetes recently got out of control, She lives alone but two of my close friends and my Godmother help her and visit her as much as possible. She recently went to the hospital due to her insulin levels and was assigned a Social worker. After about 3 visits the social worker went to my mothers house with a police officer and forced her into a nursing home. How is it possible in this free nation for the government to come into your home and force you out and imprison you in a facility without your consent? She still has her mental capacity. She is just elderly and needs assistance with tasks such as driving and home maintenance. She does NOT need to be held against her will. The social worker never even bothered to call me to let me know what she was working. She even told my friend that was taking care of my mother that if he intervened he would go to jail! I am currently in search of a Elder Law attorney to help my mother and get her out of this situation. If my mother is deemed not able to live alone we have plenty of good friends that will help or and or take her in with them until my return to the states. ANY advice would be much appreciated.