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I try to explain that it recommends a person's level of care. However, some seem afraid to have a doctor sign it.

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Just a tip about the FL2. As soon as the doctor completes and signs it, have the facility you are looking into review it to make sure it's correctly completed. I had to take mine back to the doctor and have it corrected, according to the feedback I got from the facility. It was simple enough, though, I had to runaround the county to get it done.
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Hi sorry no idea referring to FL2
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Thanks so much for all of your suggestions. I think the problem I'm having has to do with the fact that the doctor I have requested complete the form is a Psychiatrist and not a Primary Care doctor. The person I am working with has a primary diagnosis of mental illness. He has actually moved out of an institution into a community based setting. Although, the community based setting does not qualify as "home" as the FL2 has it listed, it is also not an institution or an Assisted Living facility. The office that is following this patient is aware of his circumstances and the program he is in. Hopefully when the patient goes for his appointment with the doctor on 12-12-16 I will be able to get it signed and the doctor knows what the form is. I have the form completed except for height/weight, etc. The diagnosis and other information is documented with the doctor as well as other organizations. The patient doesn't even have a Primary Care doctor. He refuses to go to one. However, he will see his Psychiatrist as it is required for his participation in tbe program that assisted him in getting into a community based setting. Again, thank you all for your suggestions and comments!
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As a retired RN, when ever I have a form that required an MD signature, I always fill out the information that I know easily, on the form for the doctor. I have never had a doctor become upset that I did this to help. I noticed early on, that they go through these forms and they ask you what they should write down anyhow....so I just start it for them. I do not write in vital signs, or diagnoses or anything that WOULD require the doctor to assess or know or check before filling out a line....just the stuff I know. Who is going to know more than you, how well your LO can walk, or what they can do for themselves daily, or what kinds of assistance they would need....like help bathing or dressing or doing their hair?
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If you are having to explain a form to a medical office, perhaps you need to find a doctor's office who knows what you are talking about or tell the doctor you are having trouble with his/her staff about a form you need filled out. Even though a person who goes into a facility can be seen by their doctor, the patient can also have a personal doctor to follow their care.
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To admit anyone to assisted living, nursing home, memory care the primary care doc must make aome sort of assessment stating level of care needed. We needed a something from my mom's doc before she was admitted to memory care. After she was admitted then she started seeing the facility's doc.
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Angelsxs2,
I see you are in NC. So am I. I obtained an FL2 online and took it to my cousin's Primary when we needed it for her entrance into AL. Also, the AL facility should have the form on hand. Everyone that I spoke with said the Doctor had to complete it for the person to be admitted. Pam suggest that the facility may be able to prepare it. That's a thought. You can always inquire about that.
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Usually, when a patient moves to assisted living or a nursing home, the primary physician is no longer in the picture. Most times the facility physician takes over the oversight and care, working with nursing and PT/OT and the facility social worker. Look at the questions on the FL2, most of it contains items that the family doctor would have no information on. Bring the form to the facility and ask for a care meeting to help fill it out.
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