my Mom has decided to get surgery.
For three days before surgery she must discontinue warfarin and get injections roughly every 12 hours.
So...my problem with this is...1) nothing is getting mom up and dressed and out the door before 10am. Tried many times...just not happening. She is so tired, and I cannot lift her dead weight.
2) nothing is keeping her awake past 4pm. Not even dinner. I already had to reschedule all therapy to happen between 10:30 am and 2pm.
And finally...I am not giving her injections. Odd as it may be, I get sick to my stomach around needles. And the ladies from the home care agency are not allowed to give injections.
So...she is "functionally" home bound during the hours those injections must be given... 7am-8am and 6pm-7pm.
Is Medicare going to authorize a nurse to come and do this in the home?