My 90 year-old uncle has been summoned to court tomorrow by DSS for what is called an elderly intervention hearing. The papers that were given to him describe this as a neglect or abuse case. He has been unable to properly care for my 91 year-old aunt who has Alzheimer's and diabetes. He forgets her medications, her doctor appointments, and often skips meals. My uncle has his own set of mental health issues and now is refusing to pay bills—including the electric. The family has made no real plans for either my aunt or uncle's future care. They have very little money and live in a mobile home on property that belongs to their son. We don't know if the court will appoint a guardian to take on the responsibility of their care, or if something more substantial will be decided at this hearing. If someone has been through a hearing like this, I would appreciate knowing what to expect. My husband and I have been trying to help them, but it's becoming quite obvious that we can't meet the real needs that they have (we're not Power of Attorney). Also my uncle doesn't want to listen to wise advise and trying to get bills paid is becoming more of a tug-of-war. At times, we pay the bill so the power and phone will still be provided.