y the police My mother is elderly and suffers from diagnosed senile dementia. She's had one mild stroke and several TIAs. She owns her home, it is in her name and has been a homestead for many years. She has a paid in-home caregiver that sees to her needs but lately she's been plagued by a disruptive niece who came out of the proverbial woodwork after a 25 year hiatus to 'make sure she's doing well'. The niece's actions may seem altruistic but she has made a nuisance of herself.
It is well known in our family that my mother has assets in excess of $350,000. Her niece often shows up on her doorstep unannounced 'to visit'. While there, she pries into my mother's private financial affairs ("do you have a will? Who is the executor? Who is in the will?"), tries to gain access to her financial records which I manage for my mother as her primary power of attorney for finance, harasses her in-home caregiver and generally disrupts the household and makes everyone uncomfortable. My mother is very timid and doesn't want to 'cause a problem' so she allows this intrusion and just deals with it as best she can.
I've been told that there is nothing the police can do if 1) the property is in my mother's name, and 2) my mother does not tell her niece to leave. However, due to the extenuating circumstances and the adverse effects on my mother that I as a third-party observer have noticed, that's a hard pill to swallow. How can I permanently and legally get rid of this meddlesome pest on behalf of my mother?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.