My mother is "helping" and older lady that lives in a very bad neighborhood. My mother kind of stumbles when she walks and trust everyone because she has been sheltered all her life. My mother is 75 the lady she "helps is 92 and immobile. The lady refuses to go to a nursing home because she has 3 dogs and 2 cats that live in the house with her...ammonia. She sits in feces and urine. Her niece comes once a week to check on her and buy her a few groceries. So my mother goes once a week to clean up not only her feces and urine, but the dogs and cats.
Today, the lady had her house broke into. My mother showed up to Help and found the door knob broken. She calls me and ask me to call the police. I thought she was in the house already, but no, she is outside in 98 degree weather waiting for the police. The stupid robber could have still been outside....anyway. The police have been out there 3 times in 4 days checking on her. Elderly services have been called 3 times. I cannot even begin to figure out why they have not made her a ward of the state.
My question is: I cannot get my mother to stop going over there. How can I get her to understand the dangers of today's world. My father died in 2013 and he sheltered her. I told him to stop, because of what will happen to her if anything happens to him. He treated her like a queen and she did not have to do anything, he took care of everything.
She is too trusting and cannot understand that you do not just talk to anyone. She is a Christian lady and said God will protect her.
I need advice please.