As we waited our turn I saw a parade of very elderly and sick/injured people having to check themselves in and answer questions by themselves, and not very well. One man rushed in with his wife in a panic saying he thought his wife had a stroke because she had jumbled speech and other symptoms. They shoo-ed him out and when the admitting nurse asked her about symptoms or slurred speech she was insistent she didn't have a stroke or other symptoms. Yikes. I fortunately know the drill to tell them I'm the medical PoA and Med Rep so they let me in. Just a heads up for anyone who has to take their elderly LO to the ER.