My MIL has lived with us for 7 or 8 years and at first it was not a problem. She helps out with a few groceries. She would let my wife take her places and be gone from the house. The last time she was out of our house was a year ago last Thanksgiving. She is making my wife's life a living hell. She never dresses, robe and nightgown always, smokes in my house even though she knows I hate it, and doesn't pay any rent other than helping out with a few groceries and buys gas for my wife's car about 2 tanks a month. We have talked to her about going to a NH but she refuses and now we are getting to the age where taking care of her is becoming quite a burden. I travel with my work and need to have my wife accompany me now and then to help drive. I work long hours and drive through the night at times to get to the next jobsite. I can barely lift her when she falls and my wife cannot lift her at all. She is verbally abusive to my wife and my wife cries all the time. I want her out but she refuses to leave. The local NH is a good facility and has room for her. Is there any way we can make her move out. I know it sounds cruel but my wife has devoted 25 years of her adult life to caring for her mother with very little support from anyone. It is becoming such a stress to my wife that I am afraid for her health and mental well-being. What can be done? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We live in Missouri and I am not sure what the Missouri laws would be concerning getting her out of our home.