What can be done?
1.) Elderly woman with what appears to be dementia. If you meet her for the first time then walk outside for 10 min, she will greet you as if you've never met before (other signs below).
2.) The home has a mild to medium level of hoarding.
2.) 4 dogs living inside the home who use the throw rugs as a place for urination.
3.) Rats have overrun the home, living in the cabinets, drawers, attic, couch, etc., etc.. There are rat droppings everywhere. Every surface appears to have some evidence of rat traffic. Orkin has been on site 30+ days trying to eradicate. Home owner feeds the rats because she thinks they are pets. She has also begun feeding squirrels peanuts - a dead squirrel was discovered behind the stove by the Orkin tech.
4.) The kitchen sink has a persistent leak that has rotted out much of the cabinetry withing 3-4 ft radius. Mold abounds.
5.) Home owner is adamant that there is no problem. She will not agree to throw anything away because, "they have lived with rats in London for centuries and they haven't had any problem with keeping rat soiled materials."
6.) Home owner has no family and nobody with power of attorney to help her help herself.
7.) The county dept of health has come out to the home because the neighbors are starting to get overrun by the rats and ordered her to address the problem (this is why Orkin is there).
I guess my question is what resources are out there for someone in this situation? If she is mentally incapacitated (not sure if this is the proper term) with no family to assist, what can be done for her? This is Los Angeles county fwiw.
Thanks for any info/help.