Dad was not sleeping and being feisty refusing to get in bed at night, kept rolling through the house insisting we carry him home. Then when we say we could not at the time (for reasons mentioned in another post), he would try to get out the door.
This was upsetting to me but my hubby would get factual with why he could not go home and why he had to leave our home if he didn't stop doing what he was doing. They both would end up in a yelling match only to make up later.
Due to my husband insisting we get him into a nursing home right away and bypass trying to get him into his home, I wanted to make sure he would be well health-wise wherever he ended up.
So during one of those episodes last week and at the insistent prompting of hubby to send him to hospital and then a nursing home. I called the ambulance hoping they would give him something to take the edge off. All they did was evaluate him for confusion, ordered a ct scan, and discharged him about five hours later.
Then I found what I thought was another great option for evaluation in regards to medication for agitation and sleep. We took him to that hospital and then it went horribly wrong. They were taking so long in getting him admitted that I started to have a change of heart (not a good feeling). They told me because of the issues I stated he could not be released and was being sent to a behavioural unit.
It has only been a week but now when I call to check on him attitudes are no longer positive and staff are huffy and dad still has no meds.
I'm worried and hope being in this behavior unit for something simple does not cause nursing homes (if that ends up being the end game) to not want to take him on.