Is my friend a. alive, b. dead, c. in a hospice somewhere?
March 13, 2014 3:42 PM Subscribe
How can I find my former roommate who was hospitalized last year, then moved a few times and now none of the places where he was admits to having him there?
posted by YupLisnin to Grab Bag (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'd been visiting him once a month or so since he was hospitalized last August. The last time I saw him, he was very ill (complications from congestive heart failure, diabetes, other health problems) and was moved to another different facility. It was the 5th move since it all began.
I went to the facility where I'd seen him last, where they directed me to a local hospital. I called them.
The hospital claims he had been there, but wasn't any more. After much prodding, the person who answered the phone said, "He was breathing when he left here," but also claimed that for any further information, I needed a signed affidavit from the emergency contact or next-of-kin. He has no next-of-kin and I'm possibly the emergency contact, but I don't know and I don't want to claim it if it isn't true.
How can I locate him?