My aunt is currently wanting to leave AMA from a SNF. The social worker at the facility verbally relayed that a family member who will be staying with my aunt must go to the SNF in order to be shown how to work the medical equipment. This was the PA's recommendation per the social worker. The social worker said that if this is done then my aunt would not be leaving AMA. Is this true?
As of today, neither an MD or PA has verbally relayed the consequences of leaving AMA to my aunt. No paperwork has been shown or signed.
Can my aunt make an appointment with a local medical transportation service to come pick her up form the facility and just leave? Would that be considered elopement?