Sorry in advance for typos.
My mom (74 yr) had a bad fall about 1.5 weeks ago. She broke her nose, 3 teeth and spent 3 days in the hospital.
She was moved to a rehab facility to “regain strength” and has been there a little over a week. The first 21 days are covered by medicare.
She called me concerned that she is “getting weaker” because they only spend 30 mins a day on physical therapy and keep her in bed The rest of the day .
Prior to the fall, my mom was very mobile, could drive, bathe, get dressed cook, grocery shop etc.
She lives independently with my developmentally disabled brother.
In the last 9 months there was an unexplained mental decline ( speech, and trouble managing finances, depressive symptoms etc.)
After I pushed doctors for months, she was finally assessed by a neurologist who found evidence of vascular dementia. Further testing was needed because she answered 30 out of 30 questions right in the assessment.
We were in the middle of this process when she had her accident.
I run my own business, in my 30’s and currently expecting my first child in December(2020) . All this has been placed on my shoulders very fast.
i have no idea what I’m doing and its been very hard balancing my life, my brothers future and hers.
I’m am in the midst of trying to place my brother in a group home (different story) and figuring out what My mom needs without taking her independence away.
Then this fall happened escalating the situation .
I’m afraid to take her out if she needs more help than I can give but don’t want her to get worse with the lack of mobility. She also says she can bathe, go to the bathroom and get dressed by herself (using a walker) but they restrict people due to protocol.
What are Medicare options to continue treatment for home rehabilitation and home nursing? Who at the facility do I have to call and how do I make this decision?