My father has not yet used up his 100 days of rehab he is entitled to. They called me Thurs and told me he is going home Tuesday because he has met his goals. He lives alone and his bedroom is on the second floor. They only started doing steps with him a week ago. He is there after heart surgeries and multiple complications. Tonight he was out of breath just from walking to the bathroom and eating dinner. He has no coverage for a home aide and limited funds but too much for Medicaid. We also went through terrible experiences with Home aides for my late mother.
I asked the rehab to give him just another week or so at rehab ao he can build up his strength a little more and they refused - made me file an appeal with an outside agency which I lost. Now there is a second appeal but I will not find out until tomorrow and they release him Tuesday. I spent the day yesterday cleaning his house from top to bottom in case I lose again and am off to a 24 hour supermarket to buy food for him and bring it there. I am so angry and disgusted by our health care system that doesn’t give a crap for the patient and does not look at them holistically. And I am shocked because my mom was in the nursing home section of this rehab for two years before she died, and my husband was also there after a bad accident so they know my family very well. So I feel betrayed also. Any advice? I was told if I lose the next appeal we will have to pay for extra days he is there. But I believe if he goes home now I will be back in the ER with him again, or worse. I have no strength left. I am an only child with no local family so it is all on me.