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Can my son or brother send me to an assisted living home against my will?

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I live by myself in a manor. I've lived alone for many years and I'm self sufficient. I take very good care of myself and I take my meds on time. They worry about me because they live out-of-state, but that's not my problem. I would like to know what are my rights? Can they do this to me?

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Benisons03, please come back onto this forum to help us out by answering some of our question, you hadn't written since the original posting the middle of October. Hope everything is ok.
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Are they other people who come into your home and see that you are doing fine? If you children are long distance, they may be worried that everything is fine, since they can't just drop by. I wonder if having other people who can confirm your contentions, would satisfy their concerns. If things are fine, I'd hate to dread their phone calls due to them pestering you about moving. I'd try to resolve so the calls can be stress free.
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Do not call the APS they will only side in with your son and brother and rob you of you finances or near try to. APS is made of up of individuals who have records with the law check the courthouse for yourself. If money is a motivation alert the FBI office in your area they will take the complaint
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No, they can't force you into assisted living unless you have been adjudicated incompetent. By virtue of your computer skills and clearly written post here, I have no doubt you are just fine.

Having said that, may I go ON to say how fortunate you are to have both a son and a brother who are concerned for your welfare. Too many people have no one.

My advice to you would be to welcome their concern and thank them sincerely for it. If there are some few things you can do to set their minds at ease? Well, I'd probably try to please them with at least a few.
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It would be helpful to have more information. Your Age; medical issues, etc. How about a compromise. Perhpas you can move to a senior community where more services will be available/ For example, you can move to the independent side of a continuing care community.

If you read the posts on this site, you will easily see the frustration of caregivers with the refusal of loved ones to move into more appropriate housing.
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Have you given them any authority over you or your finances?

If they meddle in your affairs and pressure you to leave, you can always call APS and ask them to intervene on behalf of a vulnerable elder.
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Benison, if you are of clear mind and not a fall risk, then your son and brother cannot force you to go into assisted living.

But I am curious why your son and your brother would suggest that you move to assisted living. Maybe they are noticing something that you are not noticing.
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