My mother recently passed away in a nursing home. I've yet to be officially informed. POA was given to a niece, who has arranged her funeral. Under her watch, my mother was denied the necessary hearing aid which left her unable to communicate with family members & the other residence of the care centre, isolated & depressed. Unable & not finding the medical help she needed she passed away in pain & alone. She was coerced & manipulated, stript of her personal possessions & restricted in her ability to communicate by phone with family members. As the eldest of two siblings, living too far & kept in the dark, I'm devastated, horrified & so very angry. If anyone can help - who should I contact, what are my options - my rights??