My Mom fell and broke her hip and had surgery and was then sent to skilled nursing for rehab. She is 84 years old and in a great deal of pain. The Dr. has been working on adjusting her pain medicine. It addition to her hip injury she hurt her neck. She has only been there for less than 1 week and the PT is saying she is not making enough progress and Medicare will not pay unless she is making progress and she must be moved to a long term care facility.
Yet mom went to the PT session, rode the bike and did everything the PT asked. She is from another country and English is not her primary language and the PT has a hard time understanding her. Mom has a hard time to get up and the PT wants her to stand and move more each day, but she is in pain and very slow. I feel like they just don't give a Damn (sorry for the language, but their is no polite way to describe these people) and it is too much work and they just want her out.
What does the law state in situation like this? Can they kick out an 84 year old because the PT says she is not making enough progress? What are the real Medicare rules on making progress and paying for skilled nursing.
Any help in this area appreciated.