My uncle is an acute patient in nursing home. He has no siblings only nephews and nieces. My cousin with power of attorney or spokesperson is not allowing 4 of us to visit him. Is that legally allowed.
It depends somewhat on the scope of the POA but I've changed the practice area to Elder Law.
If the DPOA specifically says so, then it is enforceable. If not, then he does not have the right to deny family visitation. The nursing homes do not want to get involved so you may need to bring this to their attention or retain counsel for assistance.
Generally no. I have yet to see an Advance Health Care Directive that gives such power.
Is the facility a locked facility? Did Uncle voluntarily go there? Only a conservator with dementia power or the person themselves can place a person in a locked facility.
It may be time to get legal help AND contact adult protective services.
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