I'm told it "would not be beneficial"? My Sister has used her authority as Mom and Dad's Power of Attorney to support herself for several years. Two years ago, when utilities started being cut off for non payment, I contacted Social Security Fraud. They contacted the county Adult Protective Services. The county told me there was "not enough evidence" and they closed the investigation. Eventually, my Sister moved in with my Dad and "hired" unemployed homeless people as "caregivers". I contacted the county APS dept and was told they "could not come between sister". After three months, my Dad wound up in the hospital. He called me, I picked him up and he has not gone home. (She and the homeless people have moved out of Dad's house. My Mom has been in a nursing home for several years) The hospital, Dad's relatives and I contacted the county APS. This time, Dad changed his power of attorney. We have found that my Sister has taken out a second mortgage on the house, left a considerable credit card debt, etc, etc. Our county's Adult Protective Services has closed this investigation stating "the situation has changed and the client is now safe"!!!!!
Is Elder abuse not a crime? My Dad will probably end up on Medicaid and the house will be foreclosed on. I am grateful Mom and Dad are safe but it makes me angry that they apparently have no rights. Is it socially acceptable to rob the old and sick? Everytime I see "Report Elder Abuse", I feel sick.