She has a son who did not sign her admission papers to the Nursing Home she was initially discharged to from her first hospital visit. The nursing home accepted co-payment of $750 and after about 10 days stated she had a GI bleed and sent her to the hospital. They would not accept her back because her son never signed admission papers. He basically wants no involvement with her care. I am not next of kin, and was told that even with Medicaid approval I could not place her in the Nursing Home because I do not have power of attorney. I don't know if a legal document exists giving her son this designation. How can I find out.? Does the fact that he is next of kin limit my ability to place her in Nursing Home pending Medicaid approval?