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I am able to take mom over night but the facility has to report it so they are not able to be paid for that time. which seems silly to me because the person still lives there but I understand that other services are not provided during that time so their records to be an adjustment.

I live in Oregon so it maybe different where you live. I would check with the state if on medicaid.
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Would like to know how this went
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If your parent is on Medicaid, they have to spend the night in the facility. We were able to take Mama out but had to have her back by 8pm.
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Chris,
Years ago my grandmother was a Nursing Home resident. Her Long Term Care was paid for by Medicaid. My Grandmother could leave for holiday gatherings but had to be back within a 4 hr window.

The rules and length of time you can be away from the Nursing Home may be governed by who is paying for your Long Term Care. Your medical conditions may have something to do with also.

You and your daughter certainly need to check this out thoroughly with the Nursing Home Administrator before you leave the Nursing Home.
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Don't take her away for a whole weekend, just maybe for a few hours, since she does have issues remembering where your bathrooms are at. Patients with dementia usually don't do well when gone any length of time. They like structure with the same thing every day, it is usually upsetting after awhile when they get tired. Is she incontinent this would be an issue of wearing underpants (that holds urine) that she would more than likely unable to change herself and what if she defecates in them are you ready to clean her up. What if she wets in her bed onto mattress or your chair or sofa. They reach a point where they are like children and don't even realize they are wetting or defecating. Also, more than likely the nursing home will not give you a list of her medications, due to HIPPA laws if you live in the US, unless you are her Power Of Attorney.
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I bring my mom home. Ask for meds and a med list so you know you have it all. They should have meds in packets for each time of day. My mo has dementia so she does have issues remembering where my bathrooms are but other then that she does great. She is use to having meals served so I prepare a head of time so I stress less. Always have fruits, veggies and snacks handy and in reach. Unless there is a restriction from a doctor, a court order or something medically you are not prepared to handle I don't see why you cannot arrange the visit. They usually Don't like it because they are not allowed to charge for services those days.
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The nursing home may have some concerns about your reaction to change in location after becoming familiar with where you are. All of this, I think, depends on how deep your dementia is. If it is bad enough for you to be in a nursing home, I don't know.
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at my moms assisted living. residents can leave, but the facility ask to be told ahead of time. so that they can prepare/put together all the meds that will be needed outside the facility.
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No. You are a resident with certain rights. If your daughter is willing to do what needs to be done, like medications, there shouldn't be a problem. Have your daughter talk to ur doctor. He is the one to help with the decision.
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