Thank you for that info - was already aware of the various issues and did research on elder abuse law. I was also aware of the P.I. part of any potential action to file. It is always good to confirm with an expert on these type of issues.
May I ask another question related to the original questions/issue at hand?
As of this moment, no action has been filed against the facility/nursing home that filed for guardianship w/o notice to me, who kept her in their facility against her will, and used state and federal funds to do this. There are other issues that relate to neglect/abuse, personal injury, but at this point no action against them has been filed.
Just yesterday a worker from Adult protective service calls me and demands to see my mother's bank statements for last 5 mos due to a complaint by this facility that I because my mother/I have not paid their bill that I am financially exploiting my mother. I want to know if I am obligated to provide this information without any court order? If I am obligated to show bank statements, shouldn't it be only for the month or so in question? not the past 5 months? Also, I want to know if I must show her statements, can I demand/stipulate that I will come to them in person and show them the required month(s) but do not allow them to keep a copy?
That is three questions, but I have asked for APS to send me the appropriate paperwork so that I may take appropriate action.