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Mom admitted to hospital & possibly geriatric psych! Any advice?

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Mom was being unruly and swinging at the aides and nurses today so they sent her over to the geriatric psych ward at the hospital! Once she got there, her legs are infected and weeping so they are admitting her for that but the emergency doctor says she’s lucid and capable of making decisions! Her regular NH doc says she’s not! She’s in and out of her dementia and of course now she’s lucid?? I still hope they get psych involved and do not ignore her behaviour or the fact that she asks for my father every 20 minutes the night before even though he’s passed! I’m scared they will say she can make her own decisions when I know she truly isn’t capable! I don’t want them to let her go home she needs to be back in the NH!

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She’s in a Nursing home and I’m applying for Medicaid but she doesn’t want to be there if she had a say. However doc says she can’t go home and he wouldn’t discharge her. I emailed her NH doc what the hospital doc said so I’m hopeful that he will make contact with the hospital and make sure she gets seen by psych which is what he sent her there for in the first place! I haven’t told her I’m liquidating assets & selling her stuff otherwise she’s be probably more agitated. I’m going back tomorrow and making sure psych sees her!!
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Hopefully, a stat at the geri-psych ward will help the Drs. to come to a complete understanding of your mom's mental state. She won't be able to keep up the façade very long, if she is as bad as you say.

Anything that you can say or do to be an advocate for mental health care will help. Won't the regular NH doc be on board in some capacity? There should be something on her intake forms about her being "violent".

She is at the NH or does she live at home? Your post says both. I sure wouldn't want this at my home! If her legs are weeping and infected, she really should be in a NH.
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