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I'm getting mixed messages! Of course, I have been vising my dad at the nursing home but have not been told that he could leave and spend a day or two away from the nursing home and come back.


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You know its at the discretion of the facility. A lot depends on if the have a case of COVID or not. My Aunts opened up for inside visits by appt, then a case of COVID stopped that. Then allowed outside and I hear that has stopped.

Your profile says the person u care for has a Dementia. If so, why would you want to take them overnight. I would think it would cause confusion.
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answry May 8, 2021
I don't plan to take him overnight. I don't plan to take him home. It was my sibling/primary caregiver/claiming to be poa but never producing sister that the nursing home says plans to pick him up tomorrow. I don't like this idea because he longs to be home and I believe it will be hard on him when it is time to go again. They are still not open to overnight visits but can be gone from morning to evening.
  
I don't know if he has dementia (what kind) or not or should I say it's never been properly diagnosed because neurologist in our area require a referral and the doctor will not do the referral because he is mighty and halpadol and donepezil should do the trick.
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Well, I've called all the nursing homes in our area, including the one where my loved one is and two have opened up visits to being able to leave the premise but not stay overnight.

So yes, all over the place.
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It really depends upon where you are located. In the US each state has it's own guidelines and regulations and they are all over the map! Underneath the state guidelines, the facilities are all different and make their own rulings. My local facilities have just opened up to outside visits although most of them limit the number of visitors and restrict the visits to one hour. They socially distance the visits so that other residents are not impacted. Most of the residents and staff are now vaccinated.
Call the facility your LO where your loved one resides and ask for their current policy.
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They're all different. My mom's place allows one-on-one visits, but not in the common room where everyone is hanging out. They don't allow you to take your loved one out. (I don't think anyone does anyway.) A friend's dad is in a memory care two miles away, and they let her take him home with her for dinner, so go figure.

My mom's place says they're following CDC guidelines, but I haven't seen what those are. I can see her in person, which is plenty. There's no taking her out for visits or drives anyway. She's far beyond that sort of activity.
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Of course I was looking forward to that day where my little family here could carry dad to lunch or give him a ride around town again. However, it is not my family. It is that same sibling I've had problems with over the years.

I have heard from another family member (non-sibling) that dad gets to go home Sunday to celebrate mom's day with sibling. Question is, is it for a visit indeed or a sneaky way of taking him out of the nursing home.

But why, why would sibling take dad to the place where he wants to be home. He says this every visit - take me home/I want to go home. So if he gets taken back to the nursing home that night, what toll will it possibly take?

Still speaking with lawyer tomorrow to see what my chances would be with guardianship. If they keep him at home, I have to try and if he goes back to the home, I have to try.
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Ask in the facility your loved one is at. They are not regulated and are free to decide their own rules for their own facility. Do check with the administration where your loved one is. And be certain you loved one is vaccinated before bringing them in and out of the facility, for the safety of themselves and all others.
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This is up to individual places. They each have their own set of guidelines and rules
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First - why would you want to take him out for that length of time?

You are going to have to google to find information specific to where you live because rates of covid and regulation are different everywhere. My province announced yesterday that a limited ability to leave for the day and even overnight is now possible if the residents, staff and "essential caregivers" (family members) have all been vaccinated.
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