She can no longer walk. First of all I'm grateful for this site in that I realize I'm not alone and this is apparent a life process. Mom has repeated falls and lives alone out of state from me. I've asked for help from the appropriate professionals but they still believe she is competent (she refuses to release POA and no guardianship) today I got ANOTHER call...she's in rehab and refusing to stay (again) but I can't take care of her alone with no financial resources or a plan of action from anyone. Also, she just spent at least a week in the hospital before transfer to the rehab and not a soul updated me. I'm not sure if she told them not to talk to me. I get bits of info on this from and bits of info on that from others. Any advice? I know I need a physician to comply for guardianship but none so far. And with her BEHAVIOR issues, I really don't know how to manage. It's one thing to have a physical problem--thats more clear cut--when you have an undiagnosed psych problem that has been present for years--that's another. And yes, there has been a psych geriatric consult during hospitalizations with her refusing to comply to even get that correct.