Mom was placed on Hospice without my knowledge. What do I do?

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She is in assisted living (alzheimers) but I am the POA. I am, and have always been my mother's POA. She has alzheimers & macular degeneration and is in assisted living. I pay $3,000/month out-of-pocket. She mostly needs reminded of things and needs help bathing, etc. I just learned she has been on hospice! I never signed anything and was never asked. Can they do this? Can one of my relatives do this? I am now concerned that she is not getting the medical treatment she deserves. What should I do? Isn't this against the law?

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Another idea, your mom may have consented to Hospice. Call the facility social worker and ask for her help in figuring how this transpired.
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The first thing would be to ask the facility or hospice admin how this happened when you, her POA did not request it. And no, unless someone else has a POA for her, then only you should be able to request. The one exception could be her doctor recommending it, but one would assume he/she would recommend it to you. Hospice is extremely helpful for the elderly and their families, normally most considerate for all involved, talk with them first.
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