My sister - 73- was recently admitted to the hospital after falling. She was dehydrated and they later found she tested positive for Covid. She has fallen before. She was moved from one hospital to another for "therapy". Now after assessments, although she has not been feeling well, they have deemed her unable to make decisions. I live in another state. She is single - no children. I speak with her most every day, and even in the hospital, I do not agree that she can make decisions, that she is not alert, etc . I have asked that the hospital not make her take "speech" or cognitive tests as long as she is not feeling well and focused. They have told me that they are activating POA. I was named in her POA many years ago. The doctor in the previous hospital did not see the need to activate the power of attorney. I have asked - She IS eating and drinking and moving about. Does she HAVE to go to a nursing home? Again, when I speak with her, she seems fine. Her memory seems fine. When I commented on this, the case worker at the hospital said "some people have a way of hiding it??" I don't know what to do for her. Help! I would think they would want to allow seniors to age in place. I am a younger sister - 66. I'm not quite sure what subject to select. Advice will be much appreciated.