I have a friend who I briefly worked for... That's how we met. Her son in Alaska (we're in Washington State) who was power of attorney, appointed a financial guardian ad litem because he didn't like her sending money to a friend of hers that she'd been doing for for 6 years. Now she has this guardian who has reduced her spending to $300 a month. She's 85 years old, had her own business, and a fairly wealthy husband, dead now for 20 some odd years. She liked going to the casino, getting her nails and hair done, getting her dog groomed, and buying things for her grandkids on home shopping networks. $300 a month basically covers food and nothing else. She did have a grandson living with her, but the GAL has deemed him to be "not very helpful" to her and obtained a court order demanding he move from the home, (so now she has NO ONE except a girl that comes in for 4 hours once a week, and my friend occasionally has falls!) They sent police to their house to enforce ousting the young man and changed the locks so he can't come in. She is forbidden to see him or talk to him, even though she wants to and didn't want him kicked out! They found out that he was driving a truck that was in her name and took it from him. It now just sits in her yard. A van she had that could accommodate her scooter needed a new starter. They said its in "storage" but she thinks they sold it. They are trying to inventory all of her belongings to sell as well. I'm told that her son in Alaska that started all this no longer has power of attorney, and that they need to go to court to change anything but the only person that will be attending court in her favor is her granddaughter. My friend has been found to be very mentally competent by her doctor. I was interviewed by the GAL to be a caregiver but because I don't have certain certs, I was denied (I'm an independent home health provider thru COPES and our local DSHS office). How can I help my friend?? She's beginning to feel helpless.