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Should my mother be moved or the SNF reported?

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My mother is at a SNF due to a stroke AFIB was sent to the hospital ER given in instructions for D/C medication was increased had to pressure the SNF to do a stat order to get in it received 2 day supply found out the medication was not received after that she missed 3 doses of the medication for her heart had to demand they get it in the medicine arrives within an hour can they be reported to who they don't seem to be concerned if patients don't get their medication the patient next door was admitted to the hospital due to lack of care D.O.N. seems to have the same attitude as the staff I wasn't here I didn't do it I told her they excuses are irrelevant. It S eems that a lot of SNF have issues

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Anna; I have sometimes found that what feels like an emergency to me actually isn't.

In this situation, I would contact the ombudsman and discuss the situation.

In the future, if loved one is being discharged from the hospital, if there are meds prescribed, ASK how soon the med needs to be started. Ask for a three day supply to cover the time until the NH will be able to get new med.

If the hospital balks at this, refuse to sign the discharge papers, as you now know it will take several days for the med to be ordered.
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Dear Anna,

I would talk to the care manager to escalate your concerns. If they are not taking you seriously I would escalate it further and call the state office that looks after nursing home or seniors.
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This was a topic on another thread. NHs don't have pharmacies on site. Unlike hospitals that do. The med has to be order thru an offsight pharmacy. It can take a day for delivery. More if not in stock and has to be orderedvthruva wholesaler, which is another day. First find out why the hold up. If the answer doesn't sound right to u, then try other channels.
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