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Mom walks with a cane due to hip pain, and scored 87/144 dementia test. I want to bring her home, but I live in another state. When I flew to CA to be there, to have her placed last week, I was horrified. My question is, can I just get her released, and bring her back to WA to live with me? We have the means to take care of her.. Hire a live in nurse etc...

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It is usually a mistake to remove someone from rehab before the goals have been achieved. If living with you in WA is a good idea, it can wait until she is done with rehab.
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You would be doing so against medial advice (AMA). AMA signouts can leave you with huge medical bills. The MD would have to clear her for air travel, and I doubt that would happen. Airline travel exacerbates dementia, the changing air pressure in the cabin can leave permanent damage. I have been in rehab for a knee replacement, the meals were good, the staff was nice and my roommate was a constant companion. I got PT seven days a week and that helped my progress. Pain management was excellent. I could roll right into the shower on my wheelchair, grab the rails and sit while I showered. Forget your guilt. I felt like I was on vacation, and quite pampered.
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