Once again, one of my family members (this time my grand-niece, versus my brother two years ago) is outright, and VOCALLY threatening to report me to Adult Protective Services because our house, that I share with my soon to be 90 year old Mom, that I'm a caregiver for with POA, is not in pristine clean condition. Granted, it does need a good bit of TLC, but we're not hoarders and it's NOT unsafe, either! I need to also mention that I, myself, am disabled (legally since 2004, but have been chronically ill for MANY years prior) and both of my conditions prevent me from doing a lot of the work that needs to be done. Btw, I've hired a cleaning lady who comes every Tuesday.
That being said, can I be "found guilty" of elder abuse just because the house isn't clean? My mom (who has moderate, leaning now towards serious Alzheimer's) is being WELL taken care of, fed on a regular basis, meds given per her doctor's instructions, goes to both her Internist and Neurologist on a regular basis, kept clean, entertained, etc., etc., etc.!!!
The threat ALONE is stressing me out and aggravating, exacerbating my own chronic pain, so any answer (good or bad) would be greatly appreciated! THANK YOU!!!