Since the Stroke she needs our help with daily needs. For the most part she can cook and bath but not able to get food for the house. She has changes 180 degrees since and very mean and nasty she hates everything we do for her and now has no problem telling us so, I would say she is of sound mind but has moments when she is paranoid and very abusive verbally. She calls my wife stupid and many other things. Mother is very angry and tells us to leave and never come back. I'm an only child and we have nobody else to step in. I fear her alone in the home. She broke her cell phone I bought for emergencies, She threw the home phone on the floor after beating it against the wall. This is totally out of character of her past self. I know she is depressed and a Dr. just prescribed a med for that today. She makes silly statements like she is giving all her money to a distant cousin she's not seen in 40+ years and sometimes just worries me with the way she talks. I'm at a loss here. She is still under care for therapy in home 3x a week and needs transportation to doctors. She recently has a pacemaker put in too. My main concern is her safety, with no phones she can fall and not get help for hours if it's after 6pm till I check in in the am. Some days are better than others but every day it turns ugly. My wife is a angel and very patient and tonight she was forced out of mom's house. I get she is depressed and angry but why at the people who are trying to help? I don't know if she will take her daily medication of fix something to eat since we are not there right now. I drove over tonight she has the front door open, the garage open and all the lights in the house on. She has destroyed all the phones in the house. I'm at wit's end. It would almost be better is she was not of sound mind, then I'd be able to care for her without any legal trouble. My grandmother lost it and I cared for her and she called the police numerous times thinking I was a unknown thief. Mom is not at that point and don't think it will be the same as Grandma, but she needs care. She needs to be taken to doctors, take her meds, make sure she eats, pay's the bills, all of these things me or my wife have been doing till today. She would not qualify for Guardianship I don't believe but still needs help. Besides me forcing her to do something she won't want to do causes a verbal fight, not very much fun for us.