My grandmother was admitted to a psychiatric hospital this past weekend. I’m actually wondering what happens if we wanted to take her out now instead of wait 14 days? My mom thinks it was a mistake to place her there and she is declining rapidly and we have to get her out now. But she’s upset over the 5250 hold because it sounds as if we’d be going against the State if we removed her from the hold. And she wants me to go back to the outpatient psychiatrist who helped us get this placement in the first place and have him “get us out of this mess he put us in.” I’m not entirely sure what to do.
At this point it’s pretty clear she has LBD and early/very mild Parkinson’s. That aside, she’s always had other mental health issues such as severe anxiety, some depression, probably obsessive/compulsive and definitely grandiose feelings/beliefs. We got her in her based on how she’s had prior mental health issues but my mom feels this psychiatric unit is much more people who are really out of reality most of the time. It is a geriatric psych unit. What to do? Grandma has been the same or maybe more upset since being there for 5 days.