My husband is retired army vietnam vet with severe multiple sclerosis. I can no longer care for him at home. He was at a rehab nursing home. He went there first week of sept 2013 after 3 days in the hospital for bladder kidney infection and then had enlarged prostate surgery in oct. 2013 so he continued rehab. His multiple sclerosis is severe and when he gets ill he loses all his strength so rehab helps. The end of nov. or first part of dec. i met with Danielle at rehab nursing home. She explained about applying for medicaid and gave me papers to fill out. Then a week later I get a call from a assisted living place . I was told an assessment was done on my husband. (I knew none of this.) They assessed him at level 1 care (helping with bathing and dressing) and if i wanted further information to come and talk to her which i did. . He moved to assisted living middle of dec 2013. After a few days i get a call from the nurse at stating he may need more care than what he was assessed for but it would be okay for him to stay and see how he does after adjusting to moving in plus she would be on vacation christmas week. This past sunday jan. 5, 2014 nurse calls me to inform me that he needs more care that they are unable to do for him what he needs!!!!!!!!!!! Nurse said he needs nursing home care. Also, a couple days after he moves to assisted living i get a call from a different assisted living seeing what decision was made about him. I told her he was accepted him as level 1. She was very surprised then she said she also assessed him but said he needs much more care that level 1. She said she was going to contact nursing home.
""""I was never informed about these 2 assessments.""" I asked nurse nurse to recommend a nursing home. She said the good ones have waiting lists. nurse also said if Terry was approved he could move there one day the week of jan. 13, 2014. I paid assisted living for the month of january 2014. In the contract it says a 30 day notice is to be given if moving. . I have been in shock since the phone call from assisted living nurse on sunday jan. 5, 2014.
I cannot handle the bathroom issues and him falling at a drop at a hat, never know when. His last fall happened in the bathroom. He was standing then just fell backwards headfirst into the bathtub. Didn't hurt himself plus has never hurt himself from all his other falls, maybe just a scrape. The fire dept is 1/2 mile down the street from us. They agreed we could call them to come and lift him back into his power chair if they weren't busy at no charge. Terry has fallen many times. I'm so grateful for them. Normally it's $150.00 each time you call them whether you go to the hospital or not. . I want to know how they could make a terrible assessment compared to the assisted living assessment. Please help with any advice