I visited my 91 yr old mother-in-law last March to check on her care,complete the sale of some of her property, put the proceeds in the bank and help her buy a better car.
My MIL is frail and she does forget things, but she eats well, sleeps well,recites her bible devotions every morning and discusses things that interest her like property, cars and family. she has a full-time caregiver who treats her like a sister.
During my visit, I questioned a niece about her handling of my mother's checking account and other minor obligations. She called a few days later to say she was coming by to visit and showed up with a psychiatrist from the county. He talked to my MIL for a few minutes and left. She is now petitioning the courts to have my MIL declared incompetent and her made her guardian. The hearing is set for May.
There has been no abuse of any kind in the home and no provocations calling for an ambush exam.
Were my MIL's rights to privacy violated?