My mother (71) was hospitalized a few weeks ago and is currently in a nursing home for what seems to be an episode of severe depression (passively suicidal - refused food, water, medications) that I suspect was induced by excessive pain medication, possibly in combination with an anti-depressant and other medications. Her doctor seems to be avoiding any consideration that medications and his lack of oversight may have been a factor. My father is unconcerned and does not question the doctor. I get very little information as a result. I am told that I have no legal standing to intervene unless both my mother and father are declared incompetent. Is that true, and are there other avenues I can pursue to ensure my mother is being properly cared for?View Thread
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