Two alcohol related falls in the past year that resulted in trips to the ER. My mom lived independently until October 2019. She moved into assisted living in Oct. Her driving license has been suspended since Dec 2019 (because of concerns with her driving abilities and dementia). In Oct and Nov she did not drink any alcohol because she did not bring her car to the assisted living. In Dec she had "friends" that took her to activities and were willing to stop at the liquor store on the way back from events. Noticed changes in her behavior in Dec so I could tell she was drinking again. Found the bottle in her apt and got rid of it. Fairly certain she will go back with the "friend" and stop at the liquor store.
She has been scammed by phone scammers in the past (to the tune of almost $20,000) so I have credit cards, check book and health insurance cards in my possession. Debit card was cancelled last time someone scammed her and I will keep that card, as well.
How aggressive should I be about getting rid of this new bottle of vodka she will probably bring back to her apartment?
How well does it work to set boundaries to say that I won't stop by/take her places/take calls from her if she has vodka in her apartment? She hides the bottles (and frequently forgets where they are). She also insists that in spite of 25+ stitches to her head and two trips to the ER because of falls when she is intoxicated that she does not "over indulge."
She has cash (about $200) in her wallet and at some point she will run out, at which point I can limit how much money she has and when she gets it - any suggestions on what to do until then?
I am her POA.