My mom's husband admitted her to a memory care facility without our (me and my siblings) knowledge. He called us over 24 hours after admitting her. She was diagnosed about 3 years ago with Alzheimer's. My sister is a CO-MPOA and has equal say about my mom's medical decisions as her husband; however, the nursing home either did not check or ignored the MPOA. Now we are fighting to get her out. My sister, a nurse, has offered to take care of her until the time comes that she can not anymore. My mom still knows all of us, she can dress herself and carries on conversations. She is very high functioning and is well above the other residents in the facility. Her short term memory is not good however. My sister requested to see her medical records from the Director of the nursing home, showing him her MPOA papers. He stated that he could not give them to her because of HIPAA laws. They would only recognize her husband. She explained she had the same rights as he did. After visiting a lawyer, my siblings and I decided to go back and request them again. They gave them to us this time but only after we mentioned we had been to a lawyer and know our rights. My sister also requested the facilities policies and procedures for admittance. She was denied the papers by the social worker that works there. We definitely feel that the nursing home is in cohoots with the husband. We are now seeking guardianship of my mom. If anyone is facing this, seek out help. There are many articles on elder law and free state programs that can lead you in the right direction for help. Has anyone else had this happen? We have a court date scheduled to go before a judge.