I am afraid that my mother won't live much longer because of fall. Should I be worried?

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My 95 year old mother has vascular dementia. She was put in rehab for a while to buy time and get some strength back before taking her home. A couple of days ago she fell out of wheelchair onto floor and hit her head. She went to hospital to be checked out said all tests were negative. And is back at rehab. Yesterday they took bandage off a purple bruise from forehead all the way past eye on one side. She is sleeping a lot more. I am afraid this injury were end her life sooner then anticipated. Should I be worried.

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Actually my mother fell at rehab. That is why she went back there. She was suppose to come home in a week but not sure now. I left a message with palliative care they are suppose to call me back to tell me when they will be at rehab. She might recommend my mother for hospice. I don't know. While in hospital they thought she would be a candidate for hospice but in one day got better and hospice would not take her. I am not sure if she can recover from this. I see what happens.
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I would not worry too much. Head wounds bleed a lot, so a large bruise after a fall would be expected. She was evaluated, and sent back to rehab, so that’s good. My mom is 94, and she sleeps a lot. And after any activity (or injury) that is different from the norm, she needs extra sleep.
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I’d be paying attention to IF her docs are suggesting hospice. If Hospice is brought up, its cause she’s onto that phase of life.

If Hospice placement happens & she continues living at the rehab facility (as it's a NH as well as rehab) please discuss with the facility the payment situation. Hospice as a MediCARE benefit does not cover the room& board charges for her stay. That’s paid either private pay, or Medicaid.

My backside of 90 mom fell ( pulling her wheelchair no less!! ) and shattered her hip while living in a NH. She went onto hospice rather than have surgery. She was on hospice for 18 long long months. My experience was that the NH really likes residents who are there on Hospice as Hospice provides additional caregivers and specialized equipment that makes caregiving much easier for all. Plus mom got all kinds of extra 1-on-1 attention.
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If they discharged her to rehab, they have a reasonable expectation that she will improve. Otherwise, they are not allowed to send her to rehab.
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