My grandmother is saying that her mattress was switched after a month of being in nursing care. Her insurance gave her a bed and mattress when she moved in (she had to get rid of hers). She thinks they gave it to her roommate. Yes, she has a touch of dementia, but seems to be aware enough to be able to point these things out.
Her mattress suddenly seems to be flattened while her roommate has just gotten a new mattress (from what my grandmother says). Her roommate is overweight and has been at the facility for a long time. It seems like my grandmother's claims could be valid, but we don't have experience enough with nursing care to know if this is a thing. We tried it out think that the mattress is flattened as well. That the staff could have given her new mattress to her roommate and she was given her roommate's heavily used one.
But we contacted her social worker and have gotten no indication that they believe my grandmother's claims. And we didn't anticipate this so her name wasn't written on the mattress or anything. We have no physical proof that anything has changed.
Has anyone heard of this happening? It seems like a ridiculous thing to do given that insurance pays for these medical beds and mattresses in the first place. But it's something that may force us to move her elsewhere if it isn't resolved in some way.