This could be a wrongful termination, wrongful death suit and yes you can make a case for this. They didn't follow proper procedure and they didn't notify you or discuss the situation with you. They can't just discharge a patient from a nursing home!
Nursing homes are generally prohibited from moving residents. They can transfer or discharge residents from the home only for certain reasons and, even then, only when they follow specified procedures. In order to lawfully transfer or discharge a resident, the home must be able to prove that it complied with all the procedural requirements and that the transfer or discharge is for one of the few allowable reasons.
There are several reasons why a nursing home may try to evict a resident. From a nursing home’s perspective, the ideal resident does not require expensive care, places few demands on staff, and pays the home at the "private pay" rate. Because Medicaid and Medicare typically pay much lower rates than homes receive from their private pay clients, facilities may try to limit the size of their Medicaid-covered populations. Residents judged by the home to be "difficult" may become a target for eviction or transfer--often to a less appealing nursing home or to a psychiatric hospital. The home may claim that, regardless of the patient’s medical needs or desire to stay in the facility, Medicare-covered or "respite" admissions are time-limited (cutoff points of 20 or 90 days are often cited).
Any of these "reasons" could be in their mind -- we don't know what they were thinking.
However, they have to follow procedural rules.
For a nursing home resident, few events are as traumatic as an involuntary transfer or discharge. At best, ***** ***** are stressful and disruptive. At worst, "transfer trauma" will leave a frail elderly person frightened, disoriented, and isolated from friends and families, causing irreparable psychological and physical harm. Medical studies indicate that the rate of death is 5 to 9 times higher for residents who transfer.