My mother was sent from her nursing home to the ER March 20, 2020 with a high fever, the nursing home was already on lock down from initial Coronavirus guidelines. She was tested at ER and it took 15 days for her results to come in. In the meantime, the doctors at the hospital determined she had a UTI and complication from a diverticulitus infection. They say she is inoperable and placed her on hospice palliative care and she is terminal within the next couple of months or less.
It was our desire for my mom to return to the nursing home (her home for last 3 years) as a hospice patient. However, her test finally came back (from Mar 20) showing she was positive for COVID-19. 18 days have passed since she was tested and was quarantined at Hospital all that time, she shows no symptoms of the virus. But, the nursing home (where she got infected) is refusing to take her back saying they aren't set up for that.
Whats more interesting is this current nursing home moved to a new location and renamed their place on April 1st. It was known they were moving and all patients were to be transferred. They still moved even though they were identified as a COVID-19 cluster site. My guess is they are trying to "re-invent" themselves under a new name, and denying they have any responsibility for their existing patients that got sent out.
My mom is terminal under Hospice, the hospital is fighting with the nursing home to take her back, even showing she has no symptoms. And she is days away from Medicare not cover her stay at hospital any more. We are not capable of taking my mother in, she has too many needs that require a facility and staff for her help. We've paid over $200,000 to this nursing home as a private pay patient, and this is what they do in return.