Preventing false accusations of elder abuse.
My sister who I am caring for is in a nursing home. She has MS and has suffered 3 strokes. Her reality is skewed. She is on Medicaid and is only entitled to $50/month, $8 of which pays for her telephone at the nursing home. For the past year I have been an paying an additional $14.50/day for her to be in a private room. She is young for a nursing home (66) and I was trying to help her with the transition from independent living. Bottom line, there is no money left over. I have been providing her with the needs she has that the nursing home care does not include like clothing, denture adhesive, craft materials and kits, and snacks. Yet she continued to demand her $50. This past week she called the police and accused me of withholding her money. After about 10 days and some serious bullying by the police officer that took her statement, he finally told me that he was not pursuing the charges.
As a result of this, I am no longer her POA or the emergency contact. I do have some boxes of her personal belongings that I was storing for her. She has asked for them back. I want to return them, but am afraid when they do not contain what she thinks they should, I will be back in the same legal situation.
I would like to have her sign a statement releasing me from obligation to her for possessions or money as well as stating she will not press further charges. I do not know any other way to protect myself.
Any suggestions would be so greatly appreciated.