I'm just suspicious that the director of the home wants her diagnosed outside the home so she won't have to make a health dept report, treat all 10 residents, plus all the staff, and do all the cleaning a legal report would require. Mthr is on hospice, which I understood to take care of all her needs from signing on forward, but the hospice nurse called asking if I could take her to a dermatologist asap. The nurse even seemed nervous. This eve the case worker and the nurse were at the home right before I showed up, so I could not talk to them in person.
When I looked at mthr's hands, arms, belly, they all looked like the photos of serious scabies. When I arrived, the aide was there, and mthr wanted to hug, but I said, No, I was not sure she was not contagious, and the aide agreed. When I looked, without touching, I said it looked like scabies to me, and the aide looked shocked.
I sent the director an email telling her what I thought it was and that I did not want to take her anywhere in my car. I thought I would talk to the nurse in the morning and see what her story is outside the home where the pressure might not be so great. Does anyone else think it's odd that hospice would want me to take her somewhere for treatment when they have said everyone would come to her in the past?