First off, I do not have Medical POA for Mom- that went to eldest sibling according to 25 year old will (note- re-visit your will). Med POA is two states away and has the tagline "We pay people to do daily care for Mom".
Mom has vascular degeneration in legs (wears compression stockings), documented nerve damage in most of her toes, curled toes (hammer toes?) fungus & corns -all this from the Podiatrist in previous AL facility.
Sister w/Med POA says a new Podiatrist is on board after the new facility changed their contract. Mom had her first visit with new Podiatrist, Med POA sent voicemail that "he's nice, he said he filed her toenails and kept asking if it hurt but she said no.."
I went to see Mom the next day and saw blood under 6 of her toes. I gave my family a pic of this. Sis with Med POA said "I'll talk to new Podiatrist"..and as of 10 days later no feedback!
Mom is an 85 yr old Alz patient in AL/transitional. After 5 days I asked my sis about the issue...she said "Podiatrist thinks it just the antibiotic turning the toenails black."
I live closer than POA, and see Mom at least 3 days/weekly. When I voiced concern to Facility Staff they jumped on it. They were concerned that this is dried blood from the filing.
-Shouldn't a Podiatrist in a AL/MC facility do a nerve damage check on every NEW patient prior to foot care?
-Should we be a voice in expressing concern of new Podiatrist?
-Why does sister with Med POA think this is NOT a serious medical issue?
I am so frustrated, want to work with Staff but since I am not Med POA (and Med POA seems to want to veto me) what can I do?