My mom got a blister on her foot in early January. Her Alf being concerned as it appeared very quickly had a nurse come and drain it and then the next day sent her to the hospital. After a four day stay in the hospital (they treated with antibiotics), the hospital discharged her back to the ALF, after one day back at the ALF, the in home care nurse declared her foot was not healing and they sent her to a rehab center for further treatment. I was told she could not stay at the ALF (this is a memory care faculty with a nurse on staff 24/7), they do not do wound care.
So now after 28 days at the rehab center, the doctors and therapist said she can be discharged. Contacted the ALF to let them know, they come out to do an assessment and say the wound is now a deep tissue wound and she can not return yet. I spoke with the rehabs wound care nurse and doctor plus I took her to see her own podiatrist (also a wound care doctor) last Thursday all said her foot is healing fine and things look good.
What do I do? ALF nursing director has not returned my calls. The rehab center is trying to get Medicare to continue paying for some of her care to stay there a little longer. If not it would be $385 per day expense. Crazy, how can I convince the ALF that the doctors says she is OK?