Our expert says:
The trouble is there are really no universal laws to apply here, it's much more individual. So you'd want to meet with whichever doctor is seeing her and managing her treatment. He ought to be able to usefully tell you how her illness is likely to go, and what forms of care might be needed.
At least if she has a regular clinic which knows her and can supply meds, that's useful, but it sounds as though she'll need someone to supervise and make sure she has actually taken them. There are some forms of meds for schizophrenia which are long-acting injections, which can be given once every 2 weeks or month. Maybe that's the sort of injection she gets.
A good home might be good, if she would find that acceptable ; maybe someone at the clinic can advise whether in her area there is any possibility of a visiting nurse who could supervise her medication and enabl;e her to stay at home for longer.
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