My mom has been in the hospital all week for an infection she got in the nursing home. My sister and I thankfully have been allowed to check on her at the hospital, even though the coronavirus has been going on. Yesterday was the only day we did not check on her. When I called the hospital today to check on her status, I was told she had been discharged the day before. What????? I NEVER received a phone call regarding this, yet they managed to call me five times this week asking me who her local physician is. When I told the nurse this, I was put on hold for about 5 minutes and then told a social worker would call me back. The social worker was a little flippant about it so I cut her off and told her I needed to talk with the next person in charge, because I wanted to file a complaint.
I get the fact that we are in the midst of a health crisis, and that my mom is 90 years old, but good golly, she is a dementia patient. How can they just check her out of the hospital to a nursing home without telling me? Is this even legal given her mental status? I am her POA.