Nursing home not saying this? My mom has been in and out of hospitals and nursing home sub-acute wing for 3 weeks.
Yesterday we received a phone call from nurse asking if mom can sign a paper to bring in a wound doctor because she has an "open wound" on her butt. Said she was scratching it.
Mom has a sling on her broken arm and a broken pelvis. She has been drugged up for pain with morphine and dilautin. I cannot imagine how she reached around her body and "scratched her butt" due to her condition. I am thinking the nursing home is saying this to cover themselves for her getting bedsore.
I haven't seen her put in different positions much at all which could have to due with her arm in sling and pelvis which were so extremely painful.
I have a meeting with the staff and want to address this situation. Opinions?