Told AMA discharges have to be reported to Senior Sx. After a hip fx mom was transferred to Rehab. Have been here 2 weeks. Have had a "horrible " experience so far. Fearful of safety, fell on day 2 AND ALSO contracted a UTI by day 2, missed medication, wrong medication given, poor care of incision site (RN accidentally put tape ON incision over staples & when removed it was a blood bath), and she feels like a prisoner. I have been staying 24/7 to provide/monitor her care and prevented several other mistakes. When I requested she be allowed to discharge to home with home PT/OT, and any other therapies necessary, I was told "only with the Dr OK". Her MD has had a long standing relationship with this facility and when I asked for the DC order he said he would not because the PT/OT recommendation indicates she "could" benefit from therapy for the full 4 weeks (this is how rehabs get their prime payment from Medicare). I plan on having home therapy (PT/OT, nursing care etc) and asked for these to be arranged and ordered. Even after sharing all the other "issues and concerns" he still refused to order discharge. Said I could take her home only AMA.
Then to be "threatened" with "We're required to contact Senior Services in these cases". Then to be looked at "insultingly" when I voiced my disgust, and questioned (like a criminal) "Why, is that a problem?"
Mom is so disgusted with this place and just wants to go home. Me too!