My FIL has been in a hospital or rehab since November 2. He had necrotizing fasciitis and a large portion of calf tissue removed. He was pretty much confined to his scooter before this, he used a walker for toiletting and showering. Now he is confined to his bed - PT has resulted in no measurable progress. He is diapered at the rehab facility. Amputation has been considered.
Today the social worker called and said that progress has plateaued and that he is scheduled to be discharged next week. We have a care conference scheduled for tomorrow Morning. This all just came up suddenly. I know that he is not ready to be home, but insurance can’t/won’t pay for him at rehab since he plateaued. I want to enter tomorrow’s conference as prepared as possible - it’s hard to ask questions, let alone the right questions, when you don’t understand so much! I think if FIL is discharged home he will end up right back in the hospital within 2 weeks max. MIL has a lot of her own issues and can’t care for him. My husband and I work and are raising our two busy teens, so we aren’t able to provide the level of care he needs. What options should we look at? I’m at a loss. They have minimal assets and just Medicare and a small supplemental insurance. Our home is a mother/daughter set up and they live with us, but independently.
Thank you for reading. I know it was long. I’ll take whatever prayers, support, or advice you have!