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How does a single elderly woman put in a rest home, who

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How does a single elderly woman put in a rest home, who needs to okay that?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

Good Evening

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

Is she unable to make her own decisions?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My brother and I, she is my sister in law and we could not contact her for a few months, so we finally got in contact with the Adelaide police, who found out she was in a home for the elderly. My brother in Holland talked with her but she is very confused. She is 76 years old and thinks she is still at her own place. Who put her in that home and why was nobody of her family contacted, she owned her own home in Hahndorf.
Expert:  Leon replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning

If there i no family in Australia she may have been placed there by her doctor if he feared for her safety or if the ambulance was called they may have thought she was not able to look after herself and the hospital made the arrangements.

You can contact the nursing home and they should be able to advise you about her admission.

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