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Sorry, our website had a couple of problems earlier. You can file for a guardianship through the probate court and have the court declare her as mentally incompetent. I would think that, based on what you have told me, that this would not be very difficult to show. If the county services will not act your only option would be to file for a guardianship since you have no power of attorney.
Many counties have social service agencies that will assist in these types of situations so you may want to press them a bit further. Obviously they were denied access if you Mom doesn't want to cooperate but if she is putting herself in jeopardy by her living conditions I would think that the county health or social services department would agree to take action.
Those are really your only two choices if she refuses to accept assistance from you.
Social Security will go directly to whatever facility she will be in and cannot be garnished. If she has no assets it probably is a waste of money to file a bankruptcy.
No, you cannot be liable for her debts unless you actually sign for the debt. If your Mom is mentally unstable it is doubtful she can eve give you a POA if she wants to.
No problem and thanks for using our service. Good luck with your Mom - I know it can't be easy.