My mother has lived with me for 19 years, and she is on her 3rd episode of bipolar schizephrenia. Now that she is 74 years old it is hard to get the proper treatment for her. The medical community think she has dementia. She called the police stating I was mean to her (which I was not), however, she went to the hospital. She had another medical issue of cellulitis, they treated that and after 2 days sent her back home. I requested a psyche evaluation and told them she needed to be treated for her bipolar condition and they had no knowledge of that (however it should be in her medical records so they failed to review her history). Anyway they refused to help me get her to a psyche dept to evaluate her. I told the hospital I could not take her back in my home and needed to place her somewhere. They would not help me. My mother went to my brother's and after four days of horrific treatment, he took to the doctor and the doctor put her back in the hospital. The hospital started treating her for her cellulitis again. Well finally there, she started halluncinating and seeing piglets and wanted to jump oiut the window. This hospital transferred my mother to a sister hospital and they had a psyche unit. My mother thought she was taking an ambulance home and when she discovered she was going to another hospital, she would not get off the gurney. The hospital wanted me to pick her up and if I did not they were going to send her to a homeless shelter. Finally, we were able to get her admitted to the psyche unit. I asked them to help me find a place for my mother after she gets better and they said there was no place that would take her in Indiana due to her mental condition. After three days of being on a psychotic drug, Serequel, the psychiatrist said she was ready to go home and could do her daily activites. I knew this was not true. I told him I could not take her back because I could not physically, emotionally and did not have all the time it requires to make appointments, take her to appointments, cook for her, etc. Well he gave me no option but a homeless shelter in Chicago and they would not help her. I do not want her at my home because I can not care for her and I don't want to be charged with elderly neglect because I cannot provide the care she needs. Please let me know what options I may have or an agency that will help me get my mother placed so she can receive the care she requires.
Frustrated in Indiana with no place for MOM
I had her in the pscyhe unit to get treatment but afte 3 days they kicked her out and she is not well