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I can't afford it. Is there any help? All income is being paid to the nursing home and I can't afford to pay a one-on-one for her in the nursing home.

I hear of this more and more here on the forum, is it something new? Isn't that the whole point of needing Nursing home care, to actually be provided with the Necessary Care?

Others have mentioned, understaffed seems to be the way of it these days, and family members shouldn't be the ones doing the Care IN the Nursing homes, nor paying for it! What do they expect, for you to give up your livelihood or your own retirement, to pay for indigent family? Even if you have the money, it seems it should be their responsibility to staff for just this scenario. IDK, I would be pizzed!
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This is a LTC facility correct? They should be able to handle the situation. Tell them you can't afford it.
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The night shift RN had concerns about Luz at night because she would stand at the nurses station. So to keep her safe while the nurse did her paper work the nurse sat her down in a wheel chair and all was fine after that. Even though Luz's room was just across the hall from the station. Luz was happy and did not wander on that nurses shift. Luz even helped out when another patient needed some attention. Luz pushed the other patient around the facility with the RN helping and supervising.
Luz loved being able to help and the RN took care of two patients at once.
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If your sister has no assets and all of her income goes to the NH, then the point is that *she* can't afford to pay for one-to-one care.

Your paying for it shouldn't even be a question, and don't let them make you feel bad about it. If you were so rich it wouldn't matter to you it might be different, but facts is facts and the fact is that you are not responsible for funding this.

Ahmijoy is right - call a care review with the NH's management. It is up to them to solve this, or to organise a placement with higher level care.
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shad250 Apr 12, 2019
This NH is probably severely understaffed, like most so they probably don't have the manpower for the care she needs.
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Are they joking? What is hers is hers and what is yours is yours.
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My mother had a “sitter” for about a month after she entered the facility. And that’s exactly what the aide did. It was a waste of her money and it was self-pay. At least in Ohio and with her Medicare and Supplemental, there was no help. It was about $20 an hour.

My mother had dementia and fell a lot. Finally, the facility moved her into a room right across from the nurses station so they could keep an eye on her.

If your Mom’s facility feels they cannot care for her, maybe you need to re-examine her placement. Does she need more care than they can provide? Might be a good idea to call a care conference with the staff and share your concerns with them. You are entitled to a meeting every three months.
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bumping your post up,,,
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