Can rehab facility refuse to let my mom go home if she wants to?
My mom is currently in the Rehab facility in New Jersey after the surgery. She is somewhat weak, but not to the point where she can't stand up an use the wheelchair or some assistant to move around. I had a meeting today with the rehab nurse, the social worker and the doctor who said that she is not strong enough to go home. And, if I take her home, I will have to sign that I am taking her against the medical advice and the insurance Medicare would not pay for her medical services once she is at home. This is nightmare and i feel powerless that I can't do anything about it. The rehab is telling me she might need another two to 4 weeks to get stronger, but after that they might say she is still not well enough and can continue to hold her there against her and my will. Is there any law that I can use to force them to discharge my mother and assign her for a home medical care. Do you think i need an attorney to resolve this matter.