So I took Mom to 2 physicians and they both agreed that she is not doing well with home care and needs higher level therapy. She’s just a bit past the window of 30 days discharge, but the case manager said, “If they go by what the doctors are saying here, she may get in.”
I have been reading that some patients can be admitted to a SNF from home, based on the need, and one of the doctors indicated that her safety and ongoing health is at risk if she does not get qualified help, at which point he turned to me and said, “And your daughter ISNT IT.”
She is being stubborn now, was prescribed medication for pain and to help take the edge off, but she refuses to give up her nightly glass of wine, so trying to get better is out the window. I told her if a SNF is out of the question then the caregiver has to be here 24/7 and your finances will plummet. I am not cleaning out your bedside toilet every day, I told her. “Oh we’ll talk about that later. I’m too tired and this is too much for me right now.” Legally I can say I warned her.
I’m going to need hospitalization myself if I don’t get out from under this.
Thanks as always for listening. I feel like I’m among friends here.