I just found out my grandma is being abused by her caregivers. (her own daughter and her common-law husband) My grandmother is 80 years old and suffers from dementia. She will tell us stuff, like the other day the husband pushed her down. She is all bruised but not tells us she can't remember how it happened. She is no longer acting like herself. I talk to her every night and now tonight she refuses to talk to me same with everyone she usually talks to every day. We've called the police and they said they're really isn't much we can do since she can't confirm she is she is in fact being abused. Can anyone suggest what we can do? The one person that has power of attorney over her lives in another state. He is aware of what is going on but can't do anything from where he lives.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:30 PM on Jun. 7, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by RelaxedMom2-3 at 11:35 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by hypersquirrel at 11:35 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by gypsymama532 at 11:37 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
Answer by dwmom2008 at 11:58 PM on Jun. 7, 2011
The other thing you can do is call the local police station and ask them to go do a welfare check on her. I believe the cops will then HAVE to go into the house to check on living conditions and they'll start asking questions if they see any bruises on her.
Answer by Rosehawk at 12:10 AM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by RobinChristine at 2:46 AM on Jun. 8, 2011
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