Q: I have an elderly parent with dementia. How can we get a payee for his income?
He doesn't pay his bills. He's been without water for 6 months. He's making bad decisions like trading his running, tagged vehicle for a broke down one. On the suggestion of someone who's clearly taking advantage of him. He has a young lady that has helped herself to his monthly income for 5 months. She used his bank account for fraudulent activity and the bank closed the account due to it. How can we stop this?
A: You need to report the elder abuse, and have a conservator appointed. Right away.
First you need to call adult protective services and report the financial elder abuse and what you have stated in your question. If your father has not named an agent in a power of attorney for health or financial management your only option is to file for a conservatorship and elder abuse restraining orders. Contact a legal aid or an attorney in your area to help you.
Best of luck.
Priscilla A. Madrid
Attorney at Law
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