Should I take action if husband came home with scratches from an inpatient rehabilitation center?
My husband had a stroke in October 2017 and was admitted into the hospital and admitted to a rehabilitation center after he could not walk, stand and eat on his own. My husband also, has Parkinson disease, dementia, diabetics and other health issues. I had a problem with the center due to his Parkinson's medicine, which the nurses there did not give him his medication as scheduled. The issue really occurred early one morning, where he became combative and aggressive, so I was told. The nurses called me around 1 a.m. saying he was out of control and they hoping I could come and see if I could calm him down. My son and I went to the rehab center around 1:30 a.m. and he appeared to be calm. We stayed at the center overnight with my husband. I made up my mind that he needs to come home and get PT, OT and an aide care at home. He was discharged the next morning and after two days at home I saw scratches on his legs, thighs and arms. I was shocked and disturbed for what I was seeing. They called me for everything else, why they did not inform me about the scratches on his body. I called the social worker at the rehab center and left a message about my findings and how I felt. The head nurse called me and told me that they had to calm him down because he could have hurt himself and the staff. I am torn because the staff should have been trained for situation of aggressive patient, however, I can imaging how it is when a patient become out of control. My question is should I take action against the rehab center for the scratches on his body of leave it alone?