My grandfather has just been taken to the emergency room by ambulance. We just had this happen with my grandmother and I need to be sure the same thing doesn't happen with the discharge this time. He has been physically unstable for a few months, but keeps falling now. Tonight he woke up very confused and was trying to stand up to go to the bathroom (which says a lot because he also has a catheter in from a procedure). My mother was here (one of us has been staying on their couch 24/7 since my grandmother was discharged after a fall a week or so ago). They aren't safe here on their own and even with someone here, we can't keep them safe. He was confused tonight and said he was standing up, my mother rushed into the bedroom because she heard my grandmother trying to stop him and he actually was pushing against my mother to try and stand. He didn't even realize his feet weren't on the floor and his back was in pain (from another fall 2 days ago). So, ambulance called, they are at the emergency room and I am here with my grandmother. I have been told that if they try to discharge him into an unsafe environment, we can ask for a social worker in the ER to try and get him admitted. Is this something the ER HAS to do if they try and discharge him? We cannot keep him safe. I'm scared and we have to keep him in the hospital for the magical 3 days that would get him into a facility.