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Mom's on Medicaid and the one she's in is neglecting her basic needs bathing taking her to the bathroom and she has fallen 3 times and they try to blame her.Ive tried talking to everyone there.I don't where to turn.

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I need help my mom was given a sleeping med and left in her wheel chair for over a hour.Is there any attorneys that would help with the case like this my mom is on Medicaid and I don't have the money to hire an attorney I just don't know what to do
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You must feel awful and helpless. You say your mom has fallen three times. Any fall in supposed to be documented and usually an accident / incident report kept in your mother's chart, which is a legal document. Have you noticed any unexplained bruising or skin break down? Any ulcers from sitting or lying down in the same position? If your mom is continent and not being toileted, left in a wet diaper, her bottom may develop decubitus ulcers. They can become very bad and difficult to heal once they start. Elderly people often have very thin, fragile skin that can tear easily. It doesn't sound as though you're getting anywhere with the staff. It's a hard situation, family members sometimes are reluctant to report nursing home staff because they're afraid it will make it harder for the patient. If your mom is on a wait list for another facility that's good. In the meantime you can just try to stay on top of your moms caregivers. When you visit, tell them you will be back later, even if you're not able. You can call the state and report them. Have you been able to speak to an ombudsman? I wish you well. I've been in the same situation while my mother was in what is supposed to be the best rehab in the US. I hated leaving, even though I knew it was for a short time. I felt like I was leaving my child at a bad daycare, it breaks my heart to think about it now. I will say a prayer for you, stay strong, and things will get better :)
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I see it i have spoke with everyone from the cnas and up.And i see how everyone else is treated there as well.And yes my mother has dementia but I am the one that is witnessing all this and she is just in a bad situation
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louiam, I see from your profile that your mother has Alzheimer's/Dementia.

Just curious how you are finding out about this neglect... are you witnessing this first hand or is your mother telling you these things, please note that with Alzheimer's/Dementia there are stages where the patient makes up stories of neglect... or if they are more of a clear mind the patient will also make up stories hoping that you would take them back home to live.

Let us know how you are getting this information.
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Yes in a small area and moms on medcaide.I have her waiting list for ones that accept that.
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Thank u so much susan 1963.Im at my breaking point.
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Do you live in a rural area where they aren't very many NH? If not, maybe look around for a better one.
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I'm sorry your mom being neglected by staff. Please, call the office of the ombudsman asap and tell them what you suspect. They will go directly to the nursing home and address any issues you have with your moms care. Medicaid, private pay, it doesn't matter what your mom has, there are laws regarding the care of every individual, and abuse and neglect are never to be tolerated. If you are unhappy with this facility, and you have spoken to the social worker, director of nursing, and the administrator, you can also notify your states division of elder care. Do not be intimidated, your mother is entitled to proper care and her dignity should not be compromised. Good luck
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