I have spoken with Dementia Australia this morning regarding my mother's dementia. I do not believe her partner is

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Customer: Hi Pearl, I have spoken with Dementia Australia this morning regarding my mother's dementia. I do not believe her partner is caring for her as well as he should (Mum is 77 and he is 62). He is isolating Mum from her family and she also has no friends. When we call, he puts the phone on speaker so he can hear everything we talk about. When we visit mum, he sits next to her the entire time - we cannot have a private conversation with our mother at all :( He is not hurting her physically, but we are afraid that if we push too hard he will pack her up and take her away and we will not know where she is. They are currently living on acreage in a caravan with no running water or a flushing toilet - not exactly the way we want to see Mum living out her life. Her partner also will not tell us who Mum's doctor is, so I have had to call all the doctors in their town and have finally found her doctor. We visited Mum in hospital and because her partner listed only himself as next of kin. the hospital would not tell anyone else Mum's status. Mum has 4 kids and none of us could find out how she was! Any advice as to what we can do to remove Mum from her current situation is appreciated
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: I have located my mother's doctor
JA: Have you talked to a Australian lawyer about this issue?
Customer: Not yet
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: We love our mother very much and want to make sure she is receiving the best possible care
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Hi, I’m John, solicitor, and reviewing your post, and may need to ask a few questions a long the way to assist you.

Concerning your very important matter, you will be able to make an application with the local tribunal in your state in respect to the enduring guardianship control over your mother.

This is the best way to handle the matter where parties cannot reach an agreement in this particular respect.

The enduring guardianship division of the tribunal is an excellent way to handle the process and all you need to do is go to the tribunal's website download the relevant information and complete the application form online and you'll have a hearing very soon.

Thank you for reaching out today.

You have a legal right to protect your interests in this important situation.

I am a user like you in this chat forum to assist in your important question today.

Thank you kindly for rating me with 5 stars, which helps me support the community.

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