AceShowbiz - Heather Locklear's psychiatric hold has reportedly been extended by two weeks as doctors continue to evaluate her wellbeing.
The former "Melrose Place" actress was hospitalised on 18 November amid reports of a mental breakdown, and she was subsequently placed on a 72-day mandatory psychiatric hold.
According to TMZ.com, the hold has now been extended by two weeks as doctors determined that the 57-year-old needed additional treatment and further evaluations that would require more time. Sources told the website it is unlikely she will be released before the two weeks are up and the plan is for her to enter a facility for more long term treatment, although Locklear reportedly wants to remain at home.
During her stay, her family will reportedly seek a conservatorship so someone can help Locklear manage her finances and medical treatments, and come up with a "plan of support" with the advice of medical professionals.
"During that 14 days, the attorney and the doctor will go to court and ask for a conservatorship and under that conservatorship, she is assigned a guardian. Overall, it gives them time to assess the patient," a source told People.com.
"The guardian will be the person who safely assists in her care to make sure she follows the rules and is in a good environment... The guardian will make sure she is taking the medication and she is living in an atmosphere of support and will work on keeping her life balanced. And that is what everyone wants. Everyone wants Heather to live a healthy and balanced and safe life."
Locklear entered rehab in July for treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues following a series of run-ins with the law.
She has been in and out of hospital due to health concerns since June, when she was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold after allegedly choking her mother and attacking her father.
She has also had a number of encounters with the law since June, when she allegedly lunged at police officers who arrived at her home in Thousand Oaks, California to investigate a reported domestic disturbance.