The home your Mother is currently in, can move her without your knowledge or permission, if they so desire. Law?? You've got to be kidding! Who said nursing home administrators followed law? My Father was released from the hospital following a 7 day stay for congestive heart failure, after the facility nurse refused to allow me to call the facility Physician to see Dad for excessive edema in his leg, stating it was level 1 edema, that she was the nurse, and she was the only one authorized to call the physician. I called the paramedics who removed 6 liters of fluid off of his lungs. Dad was placed on Hospice care prior to his discharge from the hospital. That was my introduction to congestive heart failure, and I could have stopped it if I would have followed by instincts.
The social worker at the hospital and the nurse at the facility in which Dad had been a resident, arranged for his return trip to his original facility without consulting me. I dutifully went to the nursing home and paid the successive month's rent as I was told. I received a call from the emergency room doctor that evening after 7pm informing me that Dad had been returned to the hospital, again without notice, with no complaints of his own, stating they were unable to care for him. I was told to come and pick him up at the hospital. Dad is a stroke victim, can not stand and has Alzheimer's disease. He needs special equipment, including a hospital bed for his personal care. I refused to take him home, stating I did not have the appropriate equipment or support. The police were called and I was interviewed for "abuse". The facility filed a police report against me for "stalking". I was home at the time, speaking with both Hospice and my attorney, trying to figure out what to do. Hospice they found a bed for him the following morning. We both spent the night at the hospital emergency room, Dad in a gurney, unable to get up, and me in a chair.
I am Dad's guardian and have seen this happen repeatedly to unaware victims. The nursing home kept the remainder of the monthly fee, in excess of $6,000 and I had to pay for the hospice bed, while I frantically searched for another facility. I have since learned there are many ways for slick predators who have made their way into the Elder industry to take advantage of our elderly and their families. They have numerous unscrupulous ways to kick anyone out if they so desire. When it's all said and done, it's their documentation that proves out, not you or your loved ones needs. Elder Care has become the new crime of the 21st century, and we are the victims.