I got a call from aunt this morning. She lives on her own, my parents use to be her caregiver, they looked after her needs. Last year things changed, my mom had a severe stroke and now my parents live with my family and I. Another family member was to take over the care of my aunt.
My aunt called this morning saying she fell,does not appear to have broken any bones. She is very bruised and swollen. The hospital emergency room discharged her at 6:50 in the morning to her house by taxi, because, no family members could be contacted to take her home. My aunt fell walking to post office, it is 32 degrees out, she lives alone and did i mention she was born in 1918!! Can the ER just discharge her in a taxi to home?
. My aunt has mild undiagnosed dementia,