I of course can't speak for y'all's hospital but that should not be the case if things go down that road. If a pt has a procedure in ours then family is allowed to stay. Definitely allowed to stay if things are terminal. Hope it does not go down that path for your mother.Yes this is true. My Mom is 93... wait until you have to put'em in the hospital and all you can do is wave as the hospital swallows them up - which I had to do last week. I know this much. They're going to have to hog tie or figure out some way to keep me outta that hospital if ever comes the time I think her illness is terminal and she won't be coming out. May spend the rest of my life in prison but I've already made the promise to myself - she ain't dying alone/without family - ain't going to happen.