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Currently he has medicare & I'm applying for medicaid spend down for the year. He recently had a stroke & fell down a flight of stairs. He needs OT & PT. I would like to bring him home after. Where are my options in western new york?

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Maybe they thought your dad was someone else?.. I would go back to the discharge department. AFTER your dad is medically stable. But in reality, he IS there for rehab from the stroke, yes?
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No he's not in hospice at this moment. I know i am the only P.O.A I asked to see the paperwork @ the facility he presently is in. Also when i got to the facility i asked to see his med list & all paperwork transferred with him. I was shocked! the med list was incorrect which if i did not see my dad would have began rejecting his kidney ( he's a transplant patient) also he had severe diarrhea prior to discharge & the med list was to give him meds for constipation. the facility had NO papers of his diagnosis, kidney transplant. oxygen level 3, cardiovascular disease, two strokes & many blood clogs, hypertension, fluid intake amount necessary to sustain his transplant & life. I can go on. It took Three days for the facility to get this information from the hospital. They thought he was in there for rehab & unaware of his conditions. HELP!
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Sheila, not sure what to say. Are you sure someone else isn't driving this bus? I would start out by finding out who signed for his release.
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Is your dad on hospice now? Did you sign for him to be on that? Did he?
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RE; 79 yr old Dad. I am his only P.O.A and caregiver. The hospital transferred him in a facility w/o my consent. I was only given less than 3 hrs notice. I told them i need to be @ the hospital with him before the transfer to o.k. his discharge & i would like to visit the facility first. I was told they don.t need my consent & they are not stopping the discharge for any reason even after i wanted to have the chance to visit the facility first. I was told with a stern voice under no circumstances will they stop the discharge/transfer. I was crying so hard but it was out of my control. I need to know my rights concerning this situation & going forward. Please help me with all or any advice.
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There are many good facilities in the Buffalo area. But if he was transferred to a Hospice facility, they won't be doing PT or OT, they will be doing Hospice care only. I just went through Hospice with my daughter. When you sign the papers, you agree to work with their MD's and their network. Sorry you are going through this. It's very hard to accept, but time is short and the primary goal is to keep the patient comfortable.
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You have no rights unless you have his Healthcare Power of Attorney or his Power of Attorney. If you have those and let the hospital KNOW that by giving them copies, you should skin them alive for transferring him without your consent. I can't even imagine them DOING that; so I suspect there's more to the story -- like someone ELSE has his POAs.

Call Social Services at the hospital he's in and ask them exactly what you have to do to transfer him.

Or go find another one that you LIKE. Go to the Admissions Coordinator and ask her what you have to do to transfer your dad there.

Medicaid is no issue. Dad's on Medicare. His rehab will be paid for 100%.
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regarding 79 yr old dad in need of PT & OT also has Alzheimer's. I need atemp facility in or nearby buffalo, N.Y for about 1 month so he can return home with palliative care/hospice. He only has medicare with medicaid spend down. The hospital he was in transferred him w/o my consent to a facility that is not equipped to care for him. How do i get him out asap? What are my rights?
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Is he in the hospital? The discharge planning department should have a list of nearby facilities. You go and visit and checkout ratings on medicare.gov.
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