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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: silo13
Separating old people now and claiming it's for there own good.
Next thing you know it will be DNR for everyone over 50 and goodnight Vienna for anyone the state deems a burden to society.
And don't think it cannot happen considering our respective nations practiced Eugenic not that long ago, and really never stopped.
Brave new world my left bum cheek, leave the old souls alone.
originally posted by: rickymouse
If someone does not want to go, they cannot take them. Whom ever has power of attorney signed off on this. If there is no one in that spot they may have signed power of attorney to someone else, they can just tell that person they are fired and immediately their power of attorney ends....no paperwork needed. That is how the law reads for us regular people, maybe since this is a company they have special rights or maybe the place they are staying in has said they cannot give them the care they need.
We still have the right to refuse service from doctors if we do not agree with them. People can't fathom that but it is true. Just because a doctor tells you you should go somewhere doesn't mean you have to, they need written authority from someone like a child or spouse to do that, and that person authorizing it has to be lucid.
I do not know the whole story to this, but something can be worked out with this if the person making it happen is reminded of the laws. They also must be told they have to abide by the laws. Now if the place they are staying in does not have the ability to provide proper service for them, then they can say they have to leave, but this sounds like someone in an agency somewhere is showing their power...power they may not really have. Sadly to say, this kind of stuff happens a lot in this country to older people.
Phillips said social workers assessed her father last week and decided he needed more care than was offered at Victoria Villa.