Since entering assisted living over two years ago, my mother has gained nearly 40 pounds. In truth, she was really underweight when she first arrived, due to not being able to cook for herself and being alone. However, she is now nearly 25 pounds heavier than she has ever been in her life. The problem is that she does very little activity (on a walker, hip change) and that the facility uses food for entertainment. Mother's doctor does not want to put her on a special diet, just wants to see her every three months to monitor her A1C numbers. We are concerned about this weight gain and our mother has no ability to control what she eats. It is not the best food, lots of carbs, high fat, meat at every meal. Anyone else ever deal with this?