Just curious - am I permitted to ask a health care worker NOT to tell mom I’m asking questions or discussing her care? Or are they required to tell mom that I am asking questions? Mom was admitted only about five days ago into skilled nursing. Any time I ask mom a question to her directly - about anything - she gets on the offensive and thinks I am overstepping my bounds. I am only trying to help her or trying to figure out what is going on. She shows signs of memory loss - can I ask for a mental health assessment and they won’t tell mom?
On a good day before mom had health issues, she was a difficult person and mom was always extremely private with everything. She lives several states away.