If my aunt is of sound mind can she check herself out of a nursing home in Missouri?

Asked 12 months ago - Kennett, MO

She is deaf and we don't want her in a nursing home where she has no communication

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  1. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Yes, but is that really what is in her best interests in the long run would be my question....

  2. Michael David Myers

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    Answered . Not enough facts to be able to identify all issues/provide a complete answer. Best to check with an elder law attorney in MO.

  3. Stephen Spence Hornbuckle

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    Answered . Absolutely she can check herself out whenever she wants.

  4. Richard Marc Katz

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    Answered . Basically the answer is yes. A patient of sound mind has control over her medical making decisions and care

    The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. I am... more
  5. Philip Anthony Fabiano

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    Answered . If she has no competency issues then yes!

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  6. Jennifer L. Ellis

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    Answered . If she is sound mind, then yes, she can check herself out. If you are uncertain, check with an elder law attorney.

    For a free consultation related to medical malpractice, personal injury, workers' compensation, social security... more

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