Someone I am close to, who has no family, has been placed in a nursing home by her doctor, after a trip to the hospital. She wants to come home, we suspect possible abuse, and if not, certainly neglect. The person wants to come home very badly. This person likely needs in home care which she can afford and can be arranged for. I have been asked to help and really have no idea what to do for this person who deserves better than what is happening to her. I just need to know, what rights does an elderly person who has been placed in a nursing home have? Can she get herself out? Does her doctor need to get her out? Can her health proxy get her out? Can the person's POA get her out? Please advise.