She has Medicare so I am assuming they are trying to rush her out of the hospital. Wo can I contact to hold the hospital accountable to better care of my mother? Can I get her moved to another hospital? Would this be covered? How can I find that out?
Even if you were able to move your Mom to another hospital, that hospital would have her up and out of bed the same day she arrived. Then what? Move her to a 3rd hospital?
Your mom (and mine) come from a generation where you stayed in bed for a week after surgery. Not anymore...and it has nothing to do with Medicare vs Private Pay. You need to be your mom's cheerleader for PT now.
Of course you don't want to see Mother in pain and suffering. But some treatments are painful.
My uncle just had a hip replacement done and he too was up and walking almost as soon as the anesthesia wore off. He's doing great now with very little pain. It was painful to get up and move at the beginning, but he had to work through it to get better.
This is not what our mothers & grandmothers want to hear. Getting up to move sounds preposterous to them and quite cruel, but it's not.
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