I desperately need advice on what to do. My siblings are not interested in helping. Mother lives alone, house is in a horrible state. She broke her ankle 5 years ago, lived with my brother out of state for 3 mos. I rehabbed her home, and now 5 years later things are back the same -inside 15 cats, animal excrement everywhere, maggots in kitchen, etc. Re Social Services - they came out 3 times, once she would not let them in, 2nd visit they provided a Home Aide - after 3 wks. they pulled the Aide based upon the house was too unsanitary for the aide to work in, the last time they said as long as she has running water, food (albeit it is spoiled) in fridge, and toilet, there is nothing they can do. Her Dr. says she is just old. After 8 mos. of paying a housekeeper, they have quit, every week, they had to spend most of the time picking up trash all over the floor, clean up cat excrement all over floor and in bathrooms. The final straw was housecleaner having to clean up Maggots in the Kitchen food areas for two weekly visits in a row. Mother will not cooperate in any attempt to keep anything clean. If it has a flat surface, she will feed canned cat food and let the cats defecate/urinate on it. So anyway, I am not trying to whine, but I don't see any other thing I can do for her - Mom says leave me alone- let me live how I want.