I am dealing with a frustrating and confusing situation with my 68 year mother and adult protective services. I live 2 hours away from her and she has some mild cognitive impairment and bipolar. I have rheumatoid Arthritis and have had some serious complications this year so I have not been able to provide as much support as I normally do. I became injured and could not drive at all, so I set her up with a local non profit agency that helps seniors and they were supposed to keep me informed as to how she was doing. She tripped and fell and also became injured and was not able to do housework and became severely depressed. Her house became filthy and over a period of about 3 Months, mice moved in. The agency said nothing but then called aps and also set up an exterminator to come in without talking to me or my mom's landlord. I found out at the last second about the exterminator and had it canceled because the landlord had not been consulted. I then got an accusatory email from aps saying they were opening an investigation for neglect and endangerment. Thankfully We have a long time family elder care attorney who stepped in and has been working to get the case resolved. I helped my mom clean up the the house and the mice seemingly went away. The non profit set my mom up with a psychology trainee to have in home counseling and she now seems to be filing false or exaggerated reports. My mom was mailed some slightly different medications by her insurance company and had a bad reaction- she became very confused and started adding an extra dose of one medication to her regimen. I contacted the trainee to see if she thought my mom had become more confused and she said she had thought so for 3 weeks, but said nothing to me. I went racing down to wheee my mom lives to her her to the doctor and he got everything fixed with her meds. The trainee then called aps and said my mom had overdosed and made it sound intentional. The aps caseworker had been planning to close the case before that happened; and now, it appears that a mouse has returned. The trainee also reported that and the aps lady showed up at my mom's house Friday saying an exterminator was coming in 15 minutes and that my attorney and I knew about it and had agreed. This is not true- she had emailed my attorney but she was was out of town, so no response to was made nor was I informed. She then lied to my attorney and Said she wanted to set up an exterminator for the 23rd, but my Mom said aps needed to talk to the landlord first. She made no mention of having set one up for that day and that my mother refused to let them in and asked to reschedule. My mom is already on thin ice with the landlord because of how the house was being taken care of, and I am afraid that he is going to evict her. She is very very low income and I have no idea where she would go if that happens, as the waitlists for senior housing are closed. It should be noted that her duplex is an old farm house that has periodically had a mouse or two that comes and go periodically and it has been that way since she moved in. Can aps just act like the gestapo and do what ever they want? This is taking an enormous toll on both of us, and I had to delay a surgery because my blood pressure suddenly went through the roof and now my kidneys seem to be having a problem when they were fine 3 months ago. My mom says she feels frightened and intimidated by this woman and is also at the end of her rope mentally with this. Has anyone else dealt with a similar situation?