I'm scared & scrambling to find options. My 70 yr old sister is in a wheelchair (deformed ankle after 2 breaks) and it should have been amputated a long time ago but she refuses. Her hands are pretty weak so she uses her good foot to get around in her wheelchair. She also has had long term psychiatric issues (diagnoses ranged from paranoid schizophrenia to bipolar disorder w/ depression to personality disorders). She's gained a good deal of weight the last two years (235) due to meds/inactivity & needs more & more help with just about everything. Her social skills are lacking, in that she can be demanding and often impatient with the staff. She's complained about the way she is spoken to, (if half of what she says is true it's appalling) rushed, and always made to feel unworthy of their assistance. The ole he said she said. Needless to say, she is not well liked. She told me yesterday the director stated "I want you out & will do everything necessary to make that happen". I fear they will ship her to a psych hospital and dump her. They've done that 2x before but this time I'm guessing will refuse her back. My first instinct is she shouldn't be there anyway if that's how they feel about her but worried about her being black balled or something. Plus, if a person does have documented mental illness and is obviously handicapped, should they be held to the rules of polite social protocols in a nursing home? She can be very argumentative and manipulative but it seems they just want bedridden, comatose residents that don't question or talk back at all. Any advice will be much appreciated as I'm going Tuesday morning to discuss. I'm so scared they will say she needs to be in a physiatric long term hospital unit & that would certainly not be in her best interest. Thanks very much for listening.