Got the call this morning that the (idiot) physical therapist who'd been working with my dad said he wasn't progressing so... Tuesday.
The woman of the phone gave us the number to call for an appeal. She said that we can appeal twice. Is this right?
My mom and I had made it clear to the therapist that we thought my dad was worse than he'd been before, that he would not be safe at home.
I know this means maybe LTC is the best option but... we're going to appeal because this place has promised so much, pretended to be so helpful, and... it's been lies. They promised a home visit at the 'paint the picture' meeting - there hasn't been one. They promised to work with him on getting into a car - they didn't. They've done next to nothing in terms of occupational therapy. He's not trained safely on a walker, like they promised.
Basically, if we bring him home, they said he'll need someone walking with him all the time, he'll need help with hygiene, someone will have to help him out of a chair...
Yesterday, for the first time in a stay that began 9/21, a doctor saw him and asked questions about how he was before he fell and had to be there and what he's done there. My dad told the doctor that he hadn't been in a wheelchair before (no idea why anyone thinks that), that he hasn't stood on his own while there because someone is always hanging onto him. The doctor knew he has an appointment with a neurosurgeon on Monday and said "we'll talk more after that." And... when do we do that if they discharge him Tuesday?
I just... I feel like all the people at this place tell a slightly different story, all to get people to go away.
Maybe I'm naive.
Anyway, that was a bit of a vent but I'm so in need of advice and words and support.