My mother, who is 86 years old, recently had an accident and totaled her car. She was taken to the hospital (bump on the head, bunged up knee and 2 cracked ribs)and stayed 2 nights and then was moved to a nursing home, which she checked herself out of after a week because she had to pay for her stay. (Yes, I know about the Medicare rule...) She's now back at her apartment, but mad as H E double toothpicks that she has no car. She walked with a cane/walker before the accident, now she is in even worse shape. I know she should not be driving but she's still mentally competent and insists that I take her to look at cars so she can buy one. Her doctor is no help. His comment was, "She's her own person and can do as she wishes." I'm her power of attorney for both health and everything else. I'm at my wits end!