Background: My 80 year-old dad was living alone and working FT in October. Caught COVID, ended up on a vent, and survived but had ICU delirium by the time he got out of the hospital. Went to rehab last December and has slowly regained cognition, but...
He has no muscle strength in his core or legs. Can't even balance on the edge of a bed. He was offered PT the first few weeks but was too disoriented to take it. Now that he's back to himself, the facility says they won't offer skilled PT because he's not going to be able to walk. It's a struggle to even get them to keep their promise to get him up in a wheelchair for part of the day.
I'm in the process of applying for Medicaid for him and the facility said he can stay there. This is the top-rated facility in his part of the state (where all of his friends are).
I'm absolutely heart-broken though. He has no other health issues and we're worried that he's basically just going to lay in bed until he eventually passes away. I feel as though there must be something I can do, but don't know what.
Any ideas are appreciated. THANK YOU!