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Good evening,I'm very sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. Your duties as the executor don't actually start until she passes away and you are appointed by the court, and your duties are to settle her estate.If you are her attorney-in-fact under a Power of Attorney and it gives you authority to do so, you could make the children leave the home. Additionally, you could send the POA to all of her doctors, hospice, etc. and insist that they deal only with you directly. If there is no POA, and your mother-in-law is not willing to appoint you, or no longer has the competency to sign such a document, you could petition for guardianship of her, but doing so is a complex, and generally costly process.
I don't know what kind of proof you may have, but definitely hold onto anything -for example, if you found a Craigslist ad or ad on Facebook selling her things, and you don't believe she granted consent, print the ad or take screen shots. If family members are willing to give statements about missing pills, you should have them write something up. If they can get photos of items that might be missing from the house (if her kids are selling her things -yes, I've heard of it happening in situations like this) that would be great too.If you believe they are abusing or neglecting her, you may also wish to contact a local Area Agency on Aging. The Idaho Commission on Aging helps provide services to reduce or eliminate risk of harm. You can find all that information here:https://aging.idaho.gov/protection/
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