I had a case recently where a severely disabled patient was admitted for an acute disease. That disease has been controlled but the family is refusing discharge. The patient had 24 hour caregiving prior to admission paid for by the state, but now they want two 24 caregivers where one is a nurse. As far as I know, the state has not approved their claim for having 2 caregivers.
Given that the acute disease has been dealt with, can they legally refuse discharge? One nurse mentioned how families are not able to get away with this in other states so maybe being in California is a factor?
The patient is basically living in the hospital at this point. I'm thinking that the family is completely exhausted from taking care of this patient.