My mom is 55 and she is currently living with my soon to be 80 year old grandmother in California. I live out of state. My mom is drug dependent on (illegal drugs) and also dependent on prescription medication. Because of what the illegal drugs have done to her body she has developed drug induced schizophrenia. She is verbally abusive to my grandma and some of our family. She has not become physically abusive with my grandma, but in the past she has been physically abusive with other family members. We have called the police had her arrested. Ask the police what to do with no avail. We’ve tried to talk to her doctors and therapists but they will not communicate with us, because we are not on her hippa forms and she will not put us on them. she forgets simple things like calling windows lights and the last event she put a paper plate in a gas oven! The doctors especially the therapist seems to think she is doing okay! I am in a state of shock every time I hear the latest update. I need advice on what I should or can do legally, I know that my mom needs help but without have any type of guardianship or power of attorney, we keep running into walls. Meanwhile my mother keeps getting worse and worse and all I can do is watch...Please any advice would be great. I am getting ready to travel to California to try to accomplish some type of help for her, but just don't know where to start.