My dad has mid stage Alzheimers, but over the past week developed pneumonia and was hospitalized. The doctors say his dementia causes swallowing muscles not to work properly which causes aspiration into lungs, which causes pneumonia. Sounds logical, what do I know. The hospital was very helpful with very professional, caring, nurses, respitory therapists, PTs, OTs, you name it, speech pathologists, etc. But today we had to move him to a rehab facility to transition at the recommendation of the social worker at the hospital. The main nursing assistant for my dad is good but she is stretched thin. The others are terrible. My dad was pulling the little oxygen thing out of his nose all the time. I asked the nurses, not really nurses, how to prevent this, At the hospital they put mittens on him during sleep. Here they claimed they could not restrain him in any way per law, and I am guessing they are telling the truth, but claim they cannot put mittens on him, restrain him in chair or bed, or have side rails on bed. I live in Minnesota so will try investigating laws. Does anyone know about laws like this? Again, I am guessing they are telling the truth but their attitude is terrible. While there, my dad was always trying to stand up and walk somewhere and we had to sit him back down as he is not yet able to do this after the pneumonia. I asked one what happens if he tries to stand up and he falls down. She says well, then he stands up and falls down. This same lady if you can call her that was mad at me as I went to heat up my dads coffee in the microwave, and there was a dinner in it but not on. So I took it out and put the coffee in it. She comes up and snaps at me she was using it. I said it was not even running. She said she was going to get a spoon to stir it. Later I asked another if they check on him in middle of night at times to make sure he is still in bed and his oxygen thing is in. She said she didn't know, she didn't work overnights. I said, OK, you don't work overnights, but doesn't anyone know what the procedure is overnights. She told me to ask a nurse on the first floor. The nurse on the first floor confirmed they can do checks every two hours, but try to let patients sleep, which is logical, but also worried about him trying to get up to go to bathroom, and fall down. I said the nurses on the second floor didn't even know. She sighed and said, yea, the evening (not overnight) nurses don't know the routine and don't try to learn. I went up again to make sure they had the contact phone numbers. She had my moms phone number with the wrong area code. So I am not happy. I have a call into the Social Worker at the hospital who sent him there. Unfortunately the one near my moms house has norovirus so naturally don't want to go there, but maybe he could go there afeter a few days. On the Voice Mail for the social worker at the hospital, I said based on today I would ike to pull my dad out of here. Am going to look tonight online for other places. Maybe such rehab isn't the right place for an Alzheimers patients. I don't get these so called freedom of restraint laws. I assuming they are telling me the truth, but the attitude (if he falls, he falls, or, ,, we don't know we don't work overnights) really perturbs me. Got the feeling some of the weekend help here were scrubs, doing extra shifts on weekends to supplement their main jobs, so maybe the A Team on weekdays is better. Really sad to leave my dad there alone tonight. I think a saving grace is hes not quite aware enough to be bugged by it. But I didn't feel that same dread leaving hospital. I did have to take an oxygen tank he used to travel from hospital to the rehab center with. The nurses at hospital asked how it was going. I said its completely opposite of the nurses there who were very helpful. They all kind of did an understanding nod as though they hear this kind of story all the time. Any thoughts on all this?