I've been working with my client now for six months, and when I initially started with her, she was fully independent and able to care for herself. Here we are today where every shift I leave I leave worried if she'll be okay. Her health has declined to a point that she lays helpless in a bed all day, unable to move even her arms. Medicaid feels she is too much of a risk to be home and tried to stop care with the company I work for. The company then went and had my client apply for hospice--which she was approved--so she could continue to live at home. She does NOT have round the clock care. In fact there are 12-14 hours a day where she's completely alone aside from her husband, who's incapable of caring for her beyond getting her a pudding from the fridge. I, along with her doctors, and insurances, feel she needs to be in a nursing home. However she and her husband refuse. I'm deathly afraid that one night when I leave, something will occur and she will not be able to get help. She is unable to push her life alert, or dial on a phone. Her voice is on a downward spiral and the most she can do is whisper a raspy word.
I've addressed my concerns with my company and the care manager told me "This is what SHE wants. It's your job to just make sure she's comfortable". But I can't do that when everything inside me is screaming that she's unsafe in her home and that my company is being money-hungry. I'm increasingly dejected by this situation on a daily basis--so much so that I'm wanting to leave my company. I don't want to work for someone who doesn't have the right values in mind. (Safety over money).
So basically, is there ANYTHING I can do whatsoever? Do I contact APS? Do I contact Medicaid/Medicare? I'm stuck.