My mom was recently in the hospital and rehab, after we checked on her and found out she had been in bed for a few days, and had not eaten or taken her meds. She was very dehydrated and couldn’t walk. However, she kept calling me to pick her up and bring her home almost the entire time. She also refused to eat or cooperate with the physical therapy in rehab, so ended up back in the hospital, where she told the doctors she refused to go back to rehab and wanted to go home. So they released her! I requested they prescribe her a walker. My son picked it up from the pharmacy, then got her things from rehab, and picked her up from the hospital and brought her home. I spoke to the hospital staff and her regular doctor’s office, and they both said she refused to have a home health aide service set up. She just expects us to do everything for her, and we can’t. We work, and have our own lives. I get that she wants to be independent, but something has got to give here. Yet, I can’t force her to do anything, even if it in her best interest. I was told that it would stay that way until she shows signs of memory loss or dementia. I don’t know what to do at this point, and now have my own crisis to deal with. I guess all I can do now is wait.