My grandmother has had major joint and pain issues lately and has begun seeing a doctor who had just started to run tests to see what might be at the root of the problem. My grandmother gets around with a walker and lives with my grandfather who is also using a walker. Both are unable to help if the other one falls.
This morning when I arrived at their apartment to take them to this particular doctor, I was met by my grandfather telling me she had fallen and he couldn't get her up. We finally managed to get her up and seated, but she was in so much pain she couldn't walk and we had to call an ambulance. After several hours in the ER, she is still in pain and cannot walk and since they don't see any breaks, they want to discharge her. Her primary doctor (with the same hospital) just informed us that he does not have admitting privileges. What should the next step be? Can they discharge someone who would not be safe? I'm desperately trying to find options.