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Uncle in his late 80's, lives along in a sr community - can no longer care for himself but will not accept help with anything - bill paying, etc; he won't go the doctor and will not even discuss moving. Short term memory is gone. In the past year he was found in a dumpster (can't remember how he got there) attacked in a parking lot (can't remember what happened) his neighbors in the sr center are furious with us as distant blood relatives for not doing something but we have no idea what to do to help get him in a supervised environment. Any help out there??

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Pshaw! - I can't help feeling that his neighbours are overlooking the meaning of the word "community." They're the ones who are there, they're also the ones who are familiar with local services - what are they doing to alert the relevant authorities?

Still, your flesh and blood, I suppose. I agree with both above; or you could look up the social services departments in your relative's area and see if you can find some contact details to make an appeal to them.
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If no person or relative has Power of Attorney... What is the closes relative? Is he a veteran? If there are no children... Call at Elder Attorney and ask advice.
The court system can appoint a guardian.. But the legal paper work takes a while and mean time he needs help now.
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Call the local Council on Aging and ask to obtain an evaluation. Do you have POA? Is he a danger to himself? I would suggest to the senior community that an ambulance be called the next time he falls or gets into trouble. See if you can get him into the hospital where discharge can evaluate his home environment and his ability to care for himself.
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