We moved my aunt from her unsafe home in another city about two and a half years ago. We brought her to our town and placed her in an excellent, clean, and wonderfully staffed nursing home in our town, as she had fallen and could no longer walk. During the two and a half years she has had excellent care and is treated with dignity and respect. But now she wants me to move her to a different nursing home because she thinks one of her medicines is not the one the doctor ordered. (but it is)..and she doesn't like it because a therapist is observing how she eats. (she has been losing weight) and another physical therapist is observing how she gets to the bathroom unassisted. My aunt won't ask for help because she thinks it is too much trouble for the staff to wait on her. So she manages by using her wheelchair and holding on to the hand supports.
How hard is it to transfer her to another nursing home as she is Medicaid? How much paperwork is that? And the nursing home where she is now takes her all the way to the city for all of her serious eye exams, laser surgeries, catatact surgeries, etc. (for free, and the driver is wonderful. I go along). She gets frequent baths, good food, television, proper medications, etc. How can we be assured she will get good care elsewhere? She is very much loved where she is, but she is a stubborn old lady, can't hear well, and thinks she is always correct.She was independent all her life; drove a jeep to Alaska, camped out, got a job there, etc. How much paper work will I have to deal with? I am her P.O.A.....I take care of an Alzheimer husband and just had cancer surgery and vein surgery and I am afraid she'll not have the care she is getting now. But she is insistant and angry. Says she doesn't have enough time for herself. She is almost 99. Everyone knows how to handle her, but if a different nursing home doesn't please her...then what? marymember