How do I have an emergency placement done on someone with dementia?
My mother suffers from dementia. I think it's Alzheimer's but she refuses to go to the Doctor so we have no diagnosis. She's been out of her medications for months yet refuses to go in for refills. She lived with me for 2 years then my sister moved into Mom's home for the last 10 months. It was an extremely volatile situation! Mom says horrible, hateful things constantly. Three days ago things became critical. Mom accused my sister of assault and in her state there is no need of proof, (she has no marks or bruises but claims she was hit with fists) all it takes is an accusation and the accused goes to jail! Now my sister has an order of protection against her and can't be around my mother. I'm 700 miles away and cannot go at this time. I called Adult protective services to see about getting Mom to a Doctor and emergency placed. They can't do anything if Mom refuses and she of course refused. So now, she is in her home alone, a neighbor and a man from APS will check on her from time to time. Trouble is, she has no business being alone. She can't handle paying bills so the utilities will soon be off. She eats spoiled food and doesn't realize that certain foods need to be refrigerated. She has one very old A/C, won't let us install another and it's 95 in her house! I'm at a loss, any suggestions on how to get my mom placed where she can be cared for?
Status: Open May 25, 2015 - 01:24 PM
Dementia, Elder Law