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My husband was very aggressive at the nursing home and was taken to the hospital behavorial unit for evaluation, and I call about him, but visitation has not been mentioned, so I am thinking that it is best for me to let them do their job and for me to stay away until he improves. Am I wrong? I call nearly every day for updates. I'm afraid if I go see him, I may be interfering with any progress they have made.

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I'm sorry for both of you. This is tough stuff.
I think you should ask them directly. In most cases, I'd say you should visit, but this may be a case where the medical people don't think that's best. I've always thought that the most reassuring thing is for the person to see you, but I don't know what his trigger was that made his behavior go off track. Please ask directly what they feel is best.
Carol
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My mom was in behavioral health at hospital twice. Both times, they encouraged visitation. but only a short one. I called everyday for updates. The worst thing I did was speak to mom on the phone. She got so upset that I wasn't there. Speaking to me on the phone made her realize she wasn't at home. So that scaried her, in turn making her symptoms heighten. So the staff asked that I would just come for visits instead of phone calls. Mom was there for 3weeks the last time and they did alot to help her. They changed her meds and was able to monitor how they reacted with her. But I was lost here without her. Just call or stop by and talk to the staff. Your husband I am sure has a social worker appointed to him there. Talk to them.
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Thanks so much for the response. Nurse called this morning to tell me that he had fallen (second time), but no sign of injury, thank God. I mentioned visiting, but got no encouragement to do so, but she told me that I could keep calling anytime to get updates. He's been there one week, so hopefully as he improves (I pray for that), they may suggest visits. I feel better with your response and having talked to the nurse, because I was getting the guilties big time about the visiting.
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