My husband's mother is in the hospital, on the psych ward. She was in assisted living, was Baker Acted due to hearing voices and being paranoid and delusional. The hospital has just given her meds, none of which have helped and someone called and left a message with my husband that she's being discharged back to her ALF TODAY. No warning, no nothing. As of last night, she was lying in bed, drooling, could barely talk and could not stop crying. She was convinced she was going to be sent to an awful place, but there was a good place she could go to but she overslept and missed her chance. This is who they want to send back to Assisted Living where basically the workers give her medicine and not much else. Last Thursday, she was convinced an actress was going to interview her son (who lives over 1000 miles away) for TV. The same actress drove her (mother-in-law) granddaughter to visit. The granddaughter hasn't been anywhere near here, neither has her other son, or, as far as I know, the famous actress hasn't seen her, either. So, I've got a call in to an attorney and am waiting to hear back. Can the Council on Aging help in a case like this? The news media? My husband is going to take a camera with him if she is discharged and do whatever he can to let people know that this is who they think needs to be released. She might be hearing fewer voices or she might have just stopped talking about it because she was angry that we didn't believe her. Other than the fact that she MIGHT not be hearing as many voices, she's worse than when she went in. Please, if anyone has advice, please let me know.