Insurances says she can go home. My Grandmother had a horrible fall the weds before Thanksgiving. Two broken vertebrae in her neck, one in her back and multiple fractures on her spine from T12 to L5. She is in a neck brace (the new halo) and a back brace for when she is doing anything other then laying in bed. She also suffered a minor brain bleed during the fall. Thankfully, she is healing, slowly but surely. Unfortunately, she has been doing as she's been told during her PT and OT therapy everyday in the hospital. She is able to do small things, like dress with assitance, comb her hair, brush teeth. She can stand for up to 5 mins and she can walk a short distance with her walker. She still CANNOT get in and out of bed herself or use the restroom herself. The hospital and insurance says she's fine and are discharging her next Tuesday. We assumed she would be discharged into a skilled home or nursing home...imagine our surprise wheme they said NO. She medically does not qualify to be sent anywhere like that. She has to either go home or go to a Personal CARE home and pay out of pocket! How do I get help to prove she is unsafe at home?! I've tried her social worker, he seems to be no help. I'm reaching out to aging services aND her PCP also. Has anyone had this problem? She does not want to go home and she will only be able to afford a PCH for a short time. I've never even heard of this. We all just thought they would out her in a nursing home and that would be it.