I’m at a loss. My mom is currently experiencing memory loss issues and has a history of mental illness to boot. I’ve obtained POA over health and finances, however feel that I run into red tape no matter what I try. I don’t live in the same town as her so I can’t make it to her Dr appts to speak to Dr directly. I tried to schedule a physical on her behalf and they wouldn’t even talk to me. Said they wouldn’t even look at my original POA docs that the attorney would have to send them over personally. She was just 5150 again today after news that her sister passed away last night. My stepdad is no help, (he has some undiagnosed mental deficits also). He thinks he can fix everything with hugs but never alerts anyone when she’s suicidal. Today was the cherry on top when she went back to ER after only a week or so on a 5150 and my stepdad and stepsister were talking about next steps. They didn’t cognitively understand any of my concerns regarding her safety, and declining cognitive abilities.
How can I have her evaluated for competency level? Anytime I call anywhere I run into 1000 road blocks. She runs in this vicious cycle of needing help then denying help as soon as it is offered. I’m just running myself ragged.
Where would I even begin with getting her the help she needs?!