Alcoholism and Competence
My oldest brother is 55 and a hard core alcoholic. Since our father passed in July he has not spent one day sober. He has been to jail, divorced and lost everything. Myself and my other siblings live in another state. He is living in the home that we have all collectively inherited. He has reached a point of alcohol dementia to which he is incapable of paying his utility bills and feeding himself. We all fear that we will get a call saying he is dead. Can we get social services to assist us in getting him in a facility for long term treatment. He really is incapable of caring for himself at this. Wouldn't that be key to getting help for him?