I had no idea my mother was in living in deplorable conditions. I haven't been able to reach her by phone in years. She didn't answer her phone. The Department of Aging in Pennsylvania was contacted because someone stole her credit card. I received a letter on Sept. 2, 2016, from a Protective Services investigator to contact them if I was the daughter I immediately contacted them and they told me a Petition for Guardianship hearing was set up for September 6, 2016, which was four days after I received that letter. I live in the state of Florida, and my mother (I come to find) was an extreme hoarder. My sister lives in Pennsylvania near my mother, but she has a record for a DUI and no longer drives. (I don't think they allow her to be guardian with a criminal record). A guardianship agency was assigned for six months, and apparently this will be revisited then. I didn't know if I could handle the responsibilities being out of state. The home she owns was condemned! Did I make the right decision? Wouldn't I have to be closer to her home to be sure the belongings in her home were protected? Apparently, she had no POA. I am sick over this!!