I believe this is Elder Abuse! My father is 66 yrs. old. He lives on the streets or a storage unit really, he sleeps outside at night and when the unit is open, he sleeps in there. He panhandles during the day. He has a wife who is very vindictive and doesn't care. She takes his money that he gets from SSI and refuses to let him have his money, she has convinced him that she is the only one that can control his money and told him he was cured of diabetes. His toes have already started turning black. I have reached out to Adult Protective Services, and they say they can't do anything, if he says he is okay than there is nothing they will do, I reported her to SS and they said they cannot do anything unless he cooperates, which he won't because of her. I am at a loss of what to do. He is not mentally stable, I believe because he thinks that it is ok for her to do him this way, it’s okay to be homeless and okay that he doesn't see a doctor, she makes him believe that they will be together so she can keep getting his money. She has also alienated him from his family because in her words, "We are not his family, she and her boys are" She has also convinced him that I am not his daughter.
Someone please tell me what I need to do or can do! All I do is cry and be depressed because I can't seem to help him!
I cared for him 4 years ago, I made sure he bought new clothes, personal hygiene things, a new phone and food he likes, made sure he took a shower and I had him put back on his medicine (even though he fought me on it), but she convinced him to move back to her and when she got his money back she put him on the streets.