"My 80 yr old mother has dementia, does not want to eat or bathe, and has stopped taking her medications. I'm scared for the safety of my father, due to mom's violent outbursts/actions. Can my father and/or I (daughter) place Mom in a facility against her will for her well being and safety?"

Answer:  It  depends, if there is a medical reason, then yes, if just for safety, then only  if you  can show she is a danger to herself or others. 

I would recommend that you find an attorney in your jurisdiction by going to the following ElderCare Matters resource:  www.ElderCareMatters.com/statechapters.htm

Sonya Mittelman, Attorney at Law
Bronx, NY  10461
Member of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, New York chapter

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