Mom now in Rehab at an ALF after smashing her head and fracturing her public bone. She's not walking well at all.
It's one of the facilities where there are levels, i.e., people pay a lot of money to buy into the place, pay a lot of money to live there while they are well. Then as they get older, there is a rehab facility, memory care, nursing home, hospice.
So, like I said, she's in the REHAB facility where they transferred her from hospital last night. I was looking around the place, I noted that the bed didn't have a rail. I'm thinking, gees, if she gets out of bed tonight, she's just going to fall on the floor.
Talked w/head nurse about this, who told me there's a law stating rails can't be higher than such and such; then she tells me that when people fall out of bed, they get written up! At night, people are stationed between the rooms to stop wanderers, which is all good and well, but my mother isn't even going to get to wander! She's just going to fall, plop, the minute that leg hits the ground!
Is this normal for this type of facility? In MA, rehab has hospital beds with rails! Down here, it looks more like a hotel room!