Who has guardianship? If your mother has her own guardianship, call a lawyer and became her guardian. I do a program with my grandmother. I live with my grandmother, who has dementia and I take care of her. We're currently enrolled in Free Family CareGiver Respite. Its a program that allots a family who cares for a loved one so much money a year to hire someone with training (you can obtain a list from the caseworker) and they come to your house, and give you a break. They can also reimburse a certain ammount of funds for medical needs like wheelchairs, canes, walkers, ensure (the drink), handrailings. If I were you first is to get guardianship tell your mom it is to make the people to stop holding her down, because she doesn't like it. Then call the DHS, and ask to speak with a caseworker involving Family Caregiving for Elders or Disabled. After you have guardianship, you can even pull her out of the facility and move her into your home. Your brother needs a wake up call if you ask me. He's lucky he's not my brother because I hold my own, growing up with three brothers and I'd dish it out and flat out ask him how he would like to be held down against his will to get blood work. All you want to do is help your mother. If there is a pic line inserted, which is VERY common for elders to have, its One poke. Its like an iv that just stays in you, and you clean it out every time it is used.
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