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I've called all the investigation agencies. This is really getting to me!

Call the State Dept that that handles inspections of Nursing Homes. See if you can get anywhere with them.
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hemmi0684 Aug 26, 2018
Thanks for the reply, I've called the department of inspections & appeal (for nursing homes) 8/6/18. I think I've been put in the back burner? But I'm going to mail them a package tomorrow. Thanks sooo much.
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Have you requested a care meeting? Have you contacted the PA?
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hemmi0684 Aug 26, 2018
I have another care meeting 9/5/18. I have also called the department of inspections and appeals (for nursing homes) 8/6/18..I think I got put in the back burner. Plan to mail a package tomorrow, hoping to get so attention? Thanks sooo much.
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Hemmi, when you call, who are you talking to?

Do you have "standing" to speak about your dad's medical care, i.e., do you have a signed HIPAA form on file?

If you don't, anyone who speaks to you is going to "shine you on" and say that he's doing well.

You need to request a "care meeting" (if you have standing to do so). You need to request a list of dad's meds and what treatments are being given. What his prognosis is.

Doing this stuff long distance is unbearably hard ( I know, been there, done that). Do you have anyone who is nearby the NH who can visit dad and tell you what shape he's in?
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hemmi0684 Aug 25, 2018
Sure good to hear that all I'm doing is what you've ask about. I have all poa. What is happening is, because I'm not getting anywhere I'm writing certified letters. Two are the latest, first to the care center dated 7/9/18... their answers ( from a 'non qualified person) dated 7/17/18 & that I should direct medical question to the p.a.-c. The other to the care center dated 7/17/18, answered 8/20/18 & again by a non qualified person & un-signed? No real answersto my questions. So I sent both (dated 8/6/18) to the p.a.-c (after calling asking to return my call twice.... nothing!). I got their answer (dated 8/20/18), still not answering my questions! This is a real nightmare! I'v called Ombudsmen, DIA with no results. Thanks for your interest but I just don't know how to resolve this.
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You absolutely should speak with the doctor. Keep making noise until you do. Facility doctors can be notoriously difficult to get ahold of. But, be persistent.

When my mom was in skilled nursing, I made it a point to be there on Wednesday when the doctor was there. I met him and spoke with him. The nurses always called me when Mom’s meds weee changed.

However, when my husband was in rehab/ Skilled Nursing, I was always in the dark. They took him off Coumadin (a blood thinner) that cost about $30 a month and put him on Eliquis, which is about $700 a month. I was really angry.

Stay on them. Call a Care Conference and get it straightened out.
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Are you talking about the Lorazepam for agitation?
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hemmi0684 Aug 25, 2018
Yes but it is everything. They just ignore my requests or delay answers for weeks. I'm 1,700 miles from Dad & can't afford to visit often. When I call they just say he's doing ok. When I try to talk to him it just doesn't work? He's very hard of hearing, legally blind & his dementia really effects any conversation I try to have with him. I'm just lost & don't feel I'm being told what's really happening. I feel they Just don't want to communicate with me...
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You need to talk to the doctor who is assigned to your LO. He determines what meds should be administered. The nurses are only following doctors orders.

What meds do u feel LO shouldn't be receiving?
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