We found out that our stepmother's caregiver (does not live with her, but in neighborhood) has been abusive to her, they also have medical POA. After she had been diagnosed with mild dementia, they told both my stepmom and her niece and sister (her only relatives that live across the country) that my brother (who has held the financial POA since my father set up their trust and everything back in 2010) he was going to place her in an institution (not true), so they had her sign for a new financial POA.
Caregiver talked stepmom into changing her phone number and would not give it to any family. With the agreement of stepmom's blood relatives, we went over 250 miles to remove her. Needless to say, stepmom was not happy and for an hour kept asking us to take her back home. She finally understood we were not putting her away and wanted her safe. She has agreed to stay with me while we work on getting caregiver totally out of her life. APS called (caregiver filed complaint) and talked with her. Being honest to their questions, no she didn't want to come with us, we refused to take her home when asked, yes she wants to go home. they didn't delve any deeper. Now APS has ordered us to return her (she is an adult) or they will file abduction charges against us, even though they have complaint(s) against caregivers treatment of her. We have 2 days to tell them when we will be returning her to her home.
IS THERE ANYWAY TO FIGHT THIS????????????