A dear friend (71), who is in excellent health, broke her ankle and was sent to rehab by hospital. First, there are three rehab choices in this small rural town of 25K. Hospital would only send her to one place -- no discussion -- and it's the worst of the three by reputation in town. She has medicare and supplement.
After two weeks, PT said she had exceeded goal and she was OK'd to go home with boot and chair. Rehab admin said she could not leave until surgeon OK'd. Surgeon OKd release from rehab days after PT, reminding her to not put pressure on the ankle when home.
Admin at Rehab said "no" to release home, where there is a husband and adult son.
She's now been there five weeks. No one comes in to care for her as she needs no care. The only service she gets now from rehab is meals served. No nursing, no PT, no doctor visit...
Admin drove her to her home two days ago to inspect home for suitability for release. Admin said "no" ..home bathroom and one hallway is too small for her scooter. She said it was best she stay in rehab.
Friend is going nuts there.
Anyone experience something similar? Can they truly keep her there? So much for the USA and freedom!