I took Mom to a Canadian hospital. She's been there 2 weeks being assessed and they won't move her to a NH. Advice? - AgingCare.com

I took Mom to a Canadian hospital. She's been there 2 weeks being assessed and they won't move her to a NH. Advice?

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My Mom has severe dementia. Our whole family wants her settled in a nursing home instead of being in a hospital she has even ran away police had to pick her up and take her back to hospital in Canada. I took her there just to be assessed I didn't want her to live in the hospital how can I speed the long term care administrator to put her in a home can't a nurse answer my question

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I'm going to assume she lives in Canada and is a Canadian citizen. If the MP's or Provinical Police picked her up, she is going to be in the protective custody of the Province and no, she will not be going home with you. If they will not talk to you, I assume you have no POA or Health Care Proxy. It's out of your hands and now a provincial matter.
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I live in Vancouver, Canada. I know that when my Mom was admitted to hospital two years ago we had to jump through a lot of hoops to finally get her admitted into the nursing home.

She spent six weeks in hospital and then another six weeks at a rehab facility. She did not cooperate with their plan and she was sent home for home health care against our request because in Canada you can't have someone admitted into a nursing home involuntarily. (unless of course they can't speak for themselves or they are not in their right mind)

It wasn't until she proved she wasn't thriving at home and was admittedly a danger to herself that a case worker and her doctor got involved and ultimately she was transitioned into a lovely nursing home where she spent a year and a half before she passed away.

If you can't afford a private facility here in Vancouver its first available bed where ever that might be. Of course you also have to be on Canada's health plan. My Mothers Canada Pension and Old Age pension covered her care.
We pay 70% with that and the government pays the rest.

Hope this helps a bit.
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Right Veronica, if the poster's mom is not Canadian then of course she is not covered by provincial health care, everything would have to be private pay or covered by whatever insurance she carries, including the hospital bill.
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If your aunt is not a Canadian citizen she may not be eligible for help under their medical system. It would probably be a good idea to talk to the social worker in her hospital as a first step. One of our Canadian posters may be able to clarify the Canadian health care system. I am afraid I have no knowledge of that although I believe it is a socialized system.
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I assume since you took her to a Canadian hospital you are looking for a nursing home in Canada? There will be slightly different protocols depending on which province you are in, but nursing home spaces are in short supply everywhere, you will need to get on a waiting list and wait for an opening (sometimes it is faster to consider something other than your preferred nursing home). In Ontario for example CCAC must asses your eligibility and begin the process and you will then be charged nursing home rates for each day she remains in hospital, but on the plus side she will be bumped to the top of the list as they want bed blockers out ASAP.
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