No family in area. 84 yr old neighbor lady with dementia had a knife and police were called. She is in the hospital in a locked unit for 72 hrs. She has a daughter but she is estranged from her & has been for years. We have no way to contact her. A neighbor plans to go in and clean the womans home. We are concerned that some things could go missing.. Do I call the social worker at the hospital and explain the situation and ask her to do something or do I contact the authorities? This women recently told people she has put a down payment on the elderly womans mobile home (intending to buy it) and will move in when the woman is admitted to a long term care facility. I have tried to explain the 5 yr medicaid look back rule but they think they are exempt. I just think that things should be left alone until the elderly womans future has been decided. I have known her for years but due to her dementia she has isolated herself from everyone except the lady buying the home.