My dad is in a NH. His wife moved him & will not divulge location to the family. How do we find him? - AgingCare.com

My dad is in a NH. His wife moved him & will not divulge location to the family. How do we find him?

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We visited him weekly. She has cancer. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. We live in Texas.

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Kimmy - I found this on the website for the Texas Attorney General:

“No one has the right to restrict visits to an elderly person, nor force an elderly person to receive a visitor he or she does not wish to see.”

It was under the heading “Rights of the Elderly Under Texas Law”.

The web address is:
Texasattorneygeneral.gov
You might check it out - they also list several phone numbers for reporting abuse both facilities and in-Home care.

If the moderators here delete the web address- sometimes they do that - just google Texas Attorney General.
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What did you do to find him the last time?
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He used to live with step mom, welfare check to stepmom's to check on him. She would have to reveal where he is.
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How can they make a well check when she doesn't know where the stepmom put the father.
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If your father is also a resident of Texas, try calling Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities 1-855-937-2372 they can discuss caregiver options. Gladimhere's welfare check (local police) idea may also be a good option.
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Kimmy call for a welfare check on dad. Who knows what might have happened there.
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She has done this before but finally told us where he was. This time she has refused to tell us & now will not answer our calls or text.
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Kimmy, sorry you are going through this type of situation. Usually when this happens there is a family back story. Could you give us more information?

Also note, your Step-Mom is very overwhelmed as she feels she is losing the love of her life, and also dealing with her own cancer. Could be she needs some distance from everyone.
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Are you sure? I would consider reporting him missing. Or get an elder law attorney to help you. Why won't step mom tell you where he is? She must have a reason.
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