My father is 86, has dementia, and sleeps a good part of the day. My sister and I are not "allowed" to advocate for my father, as his POA Agent calls it "interfering" (Agent is 20 years younger "Friend" who ingratiated himself onto all of my father's documents after knowing him for only 4 years, Predator). Anyway, he is locked up in an advanced Alzhiemers wing of his retirement community's health care center. We had some legal problems with the Agent, and he banned us from visiting our father for 4 months. So we got a lawyer and got visitation and at the visit a few weeks ago, we noticed that his teeth were completely corroded and disgusting, caked with gunk. My Dad always treated his teeth like gold his whole life, even in his state of dementia, he always said he wanted to go brush his teeth after meals and before bed, always used an electric toothbrush, waterpic, flossing constantly, even the last time we saw him before we were banned, he was brushing and flossing regularly. So clearly the facility has NOT been taking care of his teeth, and the wife nor the POA have been paying attention to my Dad's oral hygiene. We tried to brush them when we were there, because now he can't do it by himself, but his electric toothbrush was no where to be found, and there was so much endless gunk coming out of his mouth every time he spit, we couldn't get hardly any of it cleaned out of there, also, so much plaque! I have never seen so much plaque on anyone's teeth in my life. Anyway, the Agents' response was well, he sleeps 16-20 hours a day (not an excuse!!!) so it's too hard to take care of his teeth and basically said my dad is uncooperative. However, we found him to be extremely cooperative and willing to have his teeth brushed, so....hard to believe this statement. Is the nursing home to be held liable? The POA Agent is defending them. I say they are negligent big time and would never let them get away with it if I was able to advocate for him. His teeth will never recover from the damage that's been done to them and I believe it would be really hard on my dad at this point to try and have them cleaned. But I am worried he could get an infection at this point. I am livid. Is the facility responsible and what should I do?