My mother in law suffers from a rapidly progressing neurologial illness that has yet to be diagnosed. She was living with other family members for the past 2 years and has gone from 130lbs to 88lbs because nobody was giving her any food. she maybe got rice once a day, she would give someone 100 bucks to buy grocerys and they would bring back about 40 dollars worth. for a month. We went to visit and found her sitting in her own feces and everything was just awful. She cant walk, she is in a wheelchair, but no one ever helped her out of the bed so she stayed in the bed all the time. Also lots of her pain mideication would come up missing and I mean 80 oxycotin pills at a time. we refused to let this happen anymore, so as of last week she got herself on a plane and flew to stay with my husband and I until she is a little better and we are hoping the doctors at OHSU can help, she is getting in the program over there.We are giving her everything she ould want, shes already gaining weight back just eating 3 meals a day, she feels so much better. But here is the problem I am having right now... She is so used to people stealing her medication all the time that when she doesnt feel like she needs it, she has been hiding it, I found it today when I was cleaning up and I asked her about it. She said shes just so used to everyone taking it and she runs out so she saves some in case she needs them later. Well she has been suffering more than necessary now so she will "have them later" but I tried to tell her that she doesnt have to worry abot that here. Its not an issue, her medication will never come up missing. I understand her concern, but what can I do to be sure this doesnt keep happening, I have a 6 month old in the house also and what would have happened if she had crawled over there and found those pills? Im just concerned about her well being, has anyone been in this situation, how do you make sure she takes all her pills without making her feel like a child?