Our family member is in a different state. Nursing home won't release her to come with family. What to do?

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family member fell and was down for two days before found. health alert notified us a few times and we could not find the hospital she was taken to. police could not help us and we went to the state once we realized where she was. she had no family so they admitted her to nursing and rehab center, but they refuse to let us transfer her to a local nursing and rehab where family lives.. what can we do?

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not all of these nursing homes give the care that they should be giving to their residents , they are the ones neglecting and abusing the Elders with all the money they charge for inadequate care.
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Sorry, Blue Ridge.
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I didn't post this..
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To BlueRidge, talk to the patient's MD and see what type of care is needed. Take that information to the local nursing homes and see how they handle each issue before making the decision on which one to go with. Most times, though, it's just whichever nursing home has a bed available and how long the waiting list is. But the doctor is the best route to go getting her on a list.
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So talk to your FATHER's MD.....
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I think you hit the wrong button. My mom's been dead 3 years.....
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blue ridge, talk to your mother's MD about a nursing home, a doctor's recommendation is needed.
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I'm trying to get mine into one. Any advice on that?
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Maybe you just need to contact a social worker and let him/her guide you through this. Maybe start by contacting the local Human Resources Department in your family member's state. Anyway, it will all work out ... although it must surely seem overwhelming to you right at the moment. But, hey, there are people out there who figure all of this out for a living ... so seek their help.
All the best to you and your family!
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Obviously she now has a court-appointed guardian and the Nursing Home has to work with them. She is in a safe place, with 24/7 care and should stay there. You would have to petition the court if you want to be the guardian for her, but in the meantime you can become more involved in her care and advocate.
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