I was told if I attempt to check my mom out of the nursing home it would be AMA. I don't understand that because they already said she didn't qualify for rehab because she wasn't going to get better. She was on Medicaid Waiver for home care then she was admitted to the hospital with a Pleural Effusion and Atrial Fibrillation. She was dismissed from the hospital and sent to the nursing home for 20 days of rehab, she didn't qualify for rehab because she wasn't expected to get better so she became a permanent resident from day 1. She has now been in the nursing home for about 3 weeks.
I told them 2 weeks ago that I intended to take my mom home but they cancelled her release plan because they said I didn't have adequate home care lined up.
They are telling me if I check my mom out AMA, my mom will lose her Hospice and Medicaid Waiver. I don't know why I would want to continue with her Hospice at home but she has new meds and an oxygen concentrator now.
I don't give much weight to "Medical Advice". Her doctor wrote out a prescription for a wheelchair. I take the prescription to a medical supply store, but the store said the prescription was worthless. I had to take a form back to the clinic and have them fax the requested information to the store then I had to run back to the store to pick up the wheelchair. Then they referred my mom to Hospice so now I have to return the wheelchair. After I get my mom home and fire her Hospice, I'm going to have to hope that I can get her another wheelchair. I'm a little upset that the hospital staff referred us to Hospice without understanding themselves what Hospice was. When I signed the papers, I was under the impression that I had to accept the Hospice company I was sent because that was "Medical Advice". I was under the impression that I was required to sign the papers for the nursing home because that was "Medical Advice". A lawyer set me straight on what "Medical Advice" was and now I need to fix my mistakes.