My 88 year old mom has been in a county funded AL place for the last couple of years and her care is starting to overwhelm the facility. She recently started refusing to get out of bed to go to the bathroom.
If the facility decides they can no longer care for her--which I fear could happen before her Medicaid application is approved--but it's not an emergency, I know my only option is to take my mom to a hospital myself and leave her there--I cannot take her into my home. My question is, if anyone has had to do this (and I'm in Maryland, btw), what is the procedure? Do I go into the ER? Is there a department that usually deals with this sort of thing? I have POA, but I absolutely don't want to sign anything. Please help me be prepared if this situation occurs. Thank you.