What are my options if I don't like the awful rehab center that my grandmother was just transferred to? - AgingCare.com

What are my options if I don't like the awful rehab center that my grandmother was just transferred to?

Follow
Share

What are my options in Delaware, with Aetna/Medicare? She's been crying ever since they moved her there this afternoon from the hospital. She has diabetes and possibly hospital acquired delirium, and likely dementia as well. Any advice would be most appreciated, thank you!

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
5

Answers

Show:
Chellebelle, you r now in my territory. I live in NJ but a bridge way from Del. My daughter has worked in a number of the rehab facilities in Del. It would be interesting to know what facility Gma is in. Like said if Grandma has Dementia and is confused from being in the hospital. She is not going to like where she is. It's strange to her. She is probably there to get her strength back. I was told it takes 3 days for every day in the hospital to rehab. I told admitting that my Mom would only be there the 20 days that Medicare pays for. She had no money for the 150 a day after that. She was out in 18days.
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

Chelle, I hope you come back!

As Jeanne says, Gram's upset may not be so much about the place she's in as her mental state. What is she in rehab for? Does she understand why she's there?

My mother became agitated and tried to grab the steering wheel out of my husband's hands as we transported her from rehab to a wonderful, lovely elegant Assisted Living facility. I really have no idea what she thought was happening, but she was not thinking rationally. Paranoia from dementia had set in.

Reassure Gran that she's in rehab place to get stronger and better. If her agitation continues, consult with the doctors and nurses about the best way to handle the situation.
Helpful Answer (2)
Report

Would your dear Gran likely to be happy in any facility right now? If she is experiencing delirium she might be crying now no matter where she is. What does she need in rehab? Physical therapy? Does the program there seem to have a good reputation?

It is so kind of you to look out for your Gran's best interests. I'm not sure that will as easy as changing locations.
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

Chellebelle, usually a hospital will move a patient to the first bed available in a rehab center. If the family doesn't like the rehab center, they can ask to move Grandmother to another place once a bed is available, but you would be responsible for the transport if Grandmother can only be moved by ambulance.

I am curious, too, as Barb is above. Why is this place so awful? Or is the place old looking and not cheery decor? My Dad was in a place like that, but don't judge a book by its cover, Dad got wonderful care and the food was excellent.
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

First off, what is awful about the rehab center?
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
Related
Questions