APS did a horrible investigation into several elder abuse allegations concerning a family member with Alzheimer's. Reports of the family member being abandoned multiple times on the side of the road in 90+ degree weather were ignored because the victim could not report the incidents herself due to the dementia. The same person who abandoned her also tricked her into signing over the majority of her life savings & placing all of her assets into a trust by disorienting her then telling her she was signing petitions to help the needy. Charges were not filed since "non-violent crimes are not a priority to prosecute in our county". However, because of these incidents, the victim was issued an order or protection & declared incompetent. Can we do anything to get charges pressed
Aid it's already been a year, it becomes increasingly difficult to bring criminal charges. I would recommend you speak with an attorney familiar with elder care and nursing home issues, ideally someone who also has connections to your local district attorney's office.
You need to look into the possibility of bringing a civil suit, but the attorney will need a lot more details in order to evaluate the situation and advise you of your options.
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