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My significant other was released from the hospital yesterday. Dr advised him to stay but he refused. He's had three strokes and recently had two seizures. He really shouldn't be making his own decisions. Brother refuses to obtain power of attorney. His brother told me adult protective services was called. Are they now investigating brother?

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Adult protective services were probably notified because the one with the strokes is not able to care for himself. Sometimes, suspected self neglect is the reason why authorities get involved. The hospital had a duty under the mandated reporter law to contact adult protective services. I do not think they would be investigating the brother.
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Self Neglect is a reason APS can be contacted.
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The hospital called APS
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Lor2005,, to whom or what house was your SO released? Into your care or his brother’s? Your profile says you’re disabled and not able to care for him, so where did he go?
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Lor2005 Jan 29, 2020
He lives by himself in a house right next to his brother.
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Sounds like it's the brother who called APS on behalf of your SO. Therefore, I would think APS is investigating you and your SO for releasing himself early from the hospital with such significant health issues, and against medical advice *AMA*
APS is designed to look into helping people who may present a danger to themselves by being incompetent to make healthy or wise decisions. They'll want to see how he lives, the conditions in the home, etc.

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Lor2005 Jan 29, 2020
The brother called me and said they called APS because he didn't follow medical advice. He shouldn't be alone however his brother who is his provider is not willing to stay with him overnight. I live 45 miles away.
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