Our mother is 84-years-old, frail, a fall risk, struggling mentally, has Parkinson's Disease (for 14 years) and lives alone. Her husband and our father died 1-1/2 years ago. Three months ago, she entered a residential home care for the elderly due to fall, hitting her head twice in a 4 day period. Her health is much better now that she's being cared for, eating better and taking her medications correctly and consistently. If she returns home she'll fall back into her old routines. We are also very concerned for her safety. Her home isn't safe. The bedrooms and bath are upstairs, and she relies on a walker. Prior to her latest falls, she had a caregiver for 4 hours a day, seven days a week, but whittled it down to two days because she didn't want to spend the money. (She had fallen and needed assistance so that's why she had a caregiver at that time.) Our fear is if we allow her to return home with a live-in or caregiver, she'll reduce the days of care again. I believe it's time for conservatorship of my mother.