Q: What "teeth" does Adult Protective Services really have in the State of Minnesota?
A: Generally, APS officers can investigate and recommend criminal prosecution in appropriate cases. That's pretty toothy!
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If APS feels your mom needs full time care, your mom would seem to be a vulnerable adult. If your mom can't afford FT care, consult an elder law attorney re Medicaid. Otherwise, APS may step in eventually and seek to force your mom into a facility.
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Hello. I am sorry that your mother faces such health issues. Your issues and concerns are extensive. You state you have been reported repeatedly. I urge you to confer privately with an attorney at this time, and she/he will be happy to assist you and provide you with sound legal counsel and guidance at this time.
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