My mom 51 years old and was diagnosed bi-polar with schizophrenic tendencies about 15 years ago and is on some serious meds. She had weight loss surgery in 1999 and lost 270 pounds, but has since gained most of it back because all she does is eat. My dad left her in January 2011 and my husband and I moved in to help get her on her feet, but it is obvious she should not live alone! She gets up 4-6 times a night to smoke and eat. She wears Adult Pull-ups because she pees and poops herself and then doesn't shower. I've tried talking to her, and asking her to shower, but she just ignores me most days or tries to act like we're just being mean. My husband and I have had it with her and plan to move in 2 months. I would really like to get her into an assisted living home, but she doesn't have Medicaid or Medicare because she is on my dads insurance until their divorce is final. I had her fill out the Medicaid forms and mail them into Dept of Human Services yesterday, but is there anything I can do to get this process moving faster? And WHY is she acting like this? Could she have another disease? I am falling apart emotionally and it seems like no one knows how to help me.
Any help would be more then appreciated.