Can you get her to go to counseling on a regular basis? It sounds like she needs some direction in her life and a counselor would be the way to go. Maybe get her a good book on depression. Something she can help herself with. I can understand her not wanting to burden you. But I also uderstand your concern.
I would talk to her about it. See what she needs and go from there. I think you are a kind soul to be concerned about your mother's welfare. I know she doesn't want to burden you. Let her know that helping herself is a way to not do that.
I hope that it works out for you and your mom.
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