My fall's recent fail ended with him "doing time" at a rehab -- my insistence over his refusal. I had found a place that looked fine but his primary overrode my choice and because "he visits there"; i am naïve and said okay. Come to find out, his associate is on the board and its a nursing home as well as a rehab. Didn't know that until after we moved in.
Dads made it through over 10 days with only 2-3 shots of "postal behavior" and he's started to settle in. They put him on Ativan to counter his DT's that he obviously had to go through cause he's the drinker (was, I hope)... I had a meeting with the director of nursing when he was hit with some pain that no one had time to deal with for an hour. It was civil but we got through it. Yesterday he was doing well. today when I called his roommate had screaming dementia and I couldn't even hear dad from all the "help me. somebody help me". It was the second incident of a screaming nursing home patient sharing a rehab room with my dad, who is shaky at best.
I called; they moved him, but I am now getting pretty frustrated. Is there such a thing as relocation at 10 days (our "planning session" for the rehabilitation plan hasn't even occurred yet).
I like most of the staff, but its a nursing home first and then a rehab and they run constantly move rapidly. Lots of minimum wage nice workers but I have never seen the doctor yet who I remember to be rather patronizing (my father's primary's associate who ive met at the hospital when dad got his ankles surgery) If I talk to him, I want to be completely educated on my fathers rights and my expectations.
On the other hand, sleeping dogs could lie. The 2nd "screamer" is out of the room and tonight its quiet; and I could simply go to the social worker and tell her ...tell her what? anybody know what I should do here?