My mom is getting to the point she can not take care of herself, eat, take her meds, she requires 24 hour care. She has medicare and about 50K in her saving account. We are looking into Medi-Cal and we have done everything we can. When my mom was in a vindictive mood she told me she wanted to be a Ward of the state. Can someone please share with me what that means? Is that an avenue one would take? We want what is best for her. We have tried 24 hour care but that got very expensive and they really couldn't control her. We took her in but she has gotten progressively work with Dementia or Acute Psychotic Episodes. We have been in and out of hospitals--2 different psychiatrists, medical doctors. Her health care want to send someone 1 for 2 hours a day. Help please......Since she can't eat and has lost lots of weight....etc we are afraid people will say we are neglecting her. help!