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My mother was admitted to the hospital after suffering what seemed to be a stroke but was diagnosed as a severe migraine. She has multiple health problems including Parkinsons and an internally rotated hip replacement. When she was admitted she coud get out of bed, transfer by walker to wheelchair, and transfer again by walker to the toilet. Now I am being told by the Transitional Care Unit(ie sub-acute rehab) that she is going to be discharged as she is at baseline. When I asked if she could do the above items I was told "No. And she will require 24 hour care." When I asked how she was @ baseline when she was able to do these things before I was told that "she has been in here for 8 days and hasn't improved so this is her new baseline." Can someone help me out here? What options do I have?Thank you.

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Check with your local ombudsman about the transition - www.ltcombudsman.org - when you type in your Zip code you'll get your local contact. These folks are very knowledgeable.
Good luck,
Carol
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I believe the option is to take her home and you will have to care for her 24/7, try to get her in an assisted living/nursing home. It is so frustrating. We have our MIL at home with and she now needs to go to a home and dad is not happy with this. She falls all the time and doesn't know any of us anymore. She isn't able to walk or barely can feed herself. We both work FT and have 3 teenagers who are starting to suffer due to having to be exposed to so much of this terrible disease. The family has now been taking care of mom for 2 years now and she will be 89 soon. Good luck and my prayers are with you as well as all of us who watch our loved ones be taken by this awful disease.
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That is their opion do they have a nurslng home they are connectec with that would cause them to say that-medicare probably has stopped paying for the care she is getting-it will be your decision alone what the next step will be not the urging of hospital personal.
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