To be blunt,I feel the nurcing home want's my 88 yr old Aunt.
Here's the story,
Aunt was living in her own home. 3 weeks ago my Aunt went to the hospital for a urinary track infection. I'm my Aunt's DPOA. The hospital told me that they feel my Aunt needs to go into a nurcing home temp- for rehab for her to get stronger for her to go home. I made an agreement with the Hospital & nurcing home for her to go for 20 days of rehab.
I must say these nurcing homes are money hungry/greedy people. The first thing these nurcing homes ask me at the start is "Does she own her own home?". "Is it paid for". My Aunt went to the nurcing home for rehab. Not for good. She is covered under Medicare is paying for this 20 day rehab. I even had nurces ask me if she owns her home and is it paid for. Very uncalled for. There all after her home as greedy as they are. They care more about her home then treating her rehab.
My Aunt only has about $50,000 in her savings.That's her retirement that she saved all her life.I thought why let the nurcing home take all her savings.I thought maybe I could place my Aunt in assisted living for a few months before locking her away in a nurcing home.Give her a little better life before going to a nurcing home is my thoughts.After a 100 days.The nurcing home price is $9000 per month.Assisted living private care is $6000 per month.With my Aunt's savings I could get her a few good months in assisted living before a nurcing home is my idea.
So here I go,
I contacted a assisted living facility.The assisted living facility tells me to let the nurcing home know that the assisted living facility will be coming to evaluate my Aunt."Let the nurcing home know ahead of time that they are coming."So I did.
The day the assisted living facility came to evaluate her.The nurcing home had my Aunt all drugged up.So drugged she couldn't talk or move.The assisted living facility told me my Aunt failed for assisted living .That felt her meds was all messedup.
A week later,
My Aunt's attorney wanted to visit my Aunt to ask her about guardenship.I told the nurcing home that her attorney will be coming to talk with her on that following Monday.That morning the attorney & I went to visit my Aunt to talk with her.My Aunt was very upset & rude told us she didn't want to talk or see anyone.I felt that if the nurcing home said something to my Aunt to make her so upset that morning.
About a week went buy I decided to contact another assisted living facility .Again they tell me to let the nurcing home know they will be coming to evaluate so I did.The morning of that evaluation.The assisted living people showd up to see my Aunt and the nurcing home was using a body lift to move my Aunt from her bed to her chair. I was told by the assisted living people that my Aunt failed assisted living care because, my Aunt requires a body lift. I was very shocked to hear this. Because, my Aunt never required a body lift before until the day these assisted living people showed up. I feel the nurcing home did this just so my Aunt would fail assisted living.