My father was in hospital A 2 weeks ago, then rehab, then sent to hospital B 2 days ago. He is in end stage COPD.
How do I find an advocate to help support me and get me the answers I need to deal with his care? I've asked to speak to a social worker but no one has come. I think they may wait until he's ready for discharge.
I'm an only child with no support, I work and I really need someone on my side to help me. I don't know if medicare will cover the cost of rehab again since he was only out of the hospital 7 days. I don't know what level of medical care he'll need. I need to let my employer know if I'll need time off. I need to possibly arrange home care and need to know what level of care he'll need.
Dealing with hospitals (especially 2 different ones and rehab) is frustrating and social workers, doctors, etc don't really understand the stress this puts on the caregiver.
Appreciate any ideas.