Has anyone had a court decide for a non-profit guardianship program over a child of parent with dementia?
I have gone to court for guardianship of my mother. She got mad at me for being in her house and taking care of her in May of this year when our dementia journey began. She was baker act (Florida law when you act up) twice and then I was asked to leave the house after being there a month and losing my full and part time jobs. The times my mom acted upset with me were mainly before meds. She has been fine on the phone for the past month plus not being upset with me and has told me on the phone she want to come be with me. I was cleared of elder abuse, which she got a bruise when I went to protect myself against her in the first four days of find out her had dementia. I was cleared of any wrongdoing finically since I was with her when she took out 1,000 at the bank. She did take thousands out when I was not there for 4 months before May, which looks like 30, or 40 thousand dollars and no one looked into who took that money. I was cleared of that too. The court after three months gave the permanent guardianship to South Florida Guardianship Program over me her daughter (I am 49). They say she can determine where she wants to live and to vote. Crazy she does not even know who is running in the election. She has written down on paper three different pieces that she want to come live with me, I took from her house two days ago the day after court when I picked her up for lunch before I left town. I wonder if I should appeal and keep fighting for my belief of my mother and having her near me. If I don't I continue to lose the time I could have with her since she is two years into the dementia and I am now in North Carolina 16 hours away and cannot just go visit. My job gives me at the most two days off at a time. I am also living with my sister and helping her since she has health problems, which I am able to be here and do whatever I can for her. Has anyone ever underwent such nonsense of the court system to give to a non-profit over a child?