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We need someone to help us connect with state sponsored services that could help her in the home. We also need professional advice on how we can help her in case the hip problem deteriorates. We have determined that the falling problem is connected to alcoholism. We need a third party to help the family decide how we can help without destroying our finances and impacting us all psychologically.
She is 72.
I investigated Nevada's Elder Protective Services as you suggested and they seem to be geared towards prosecuting elder abuse. No one is abusing my mother-in-law. That's not the problem. No one can get her to stop drinking and that is the reason she is falling down, has bruises and a fractured hip. She is not experiencing abuse, neglect, exploitation, or isolation. I am concerned that a complaint to Elder Protective Services might get someone in trouble who is trying to help her. Any advice on this matter would be greatly appriciated.