My mom has had memory issues for a few years now. She lives alone and will not have anyone ( including me and my brother) stay in her home to help her. She refuses to admit there is any problem. She claims she will die in her house. We have been trying to let her stay home by going over a couple times a week, doing her shopping, filling her pill box,, cleaning her house , washing her clothes etc. We tried to get someone in to clean, she threw them out. We tried a pill dispenser, she unplugged it and put it out on the porch. She says no one is going to tell her what to do. As time as gone by she is getting worse. she no longer takes any of her meds on her own. She will still take them on the days I am there and hand them to her, but I work full time. I feel she is no longer safe by herself and tried to talk to her about it. She would have none of it. I worried as her CHF is getting worse as are all her conditions because she won't medicate. How do I start the process of placing her somewhere against her will? I am newly divorced and can not afford a lawyer. She has become very secretive about her finances and I don't even know what she can afford etc. She will still let me write a check from her account when I find disconnect/cancellation notices at her house. She lie to everyone including her doctors, telling them she's fine and I'm full of it. So can anyone tell me a few first steps? Thanks You !! I appreciate any advice I can get.