My sweetie has been in and out of hospital and skilled nursing a number of times since mid August of last year. GI issues, rehab, pleural effusion (thanks to a Coumadin issue), home, inability to get out of the car, rehab, home, coma (no consensus as to why), rehab, multiple episodes of vomiting with rehab in between and pneumonia and rehab. Well, you get the picture.
The problem is twofold. He has physical issues, and has had rehab, but due to being in and out of the hospital, each time, he lost whatever ground was gained. The therapist quite rudely told him the last time he was in a session that she thought he hadn't improved at all and she thought it was a waste of her time to continue rehab. Then they tried to trick me into believing that the Medicaid we had while I was laid off had said he couldn't stay any longer (he was approved for another two weeks plus) and that he needed to go into long-term care (aka nursing home). The lying social worker tried to convince me that I didn't know what I was talking about, even though we had called our medical provider and had been told he was able to stay.
The problem is that he will not get any rehab in long-term. I might try to talk him into staying if they did, at least for another month of unabated therapy.
Have any of you gone through anything like this? Have you ever paid for additional therapy yourself? If I put him into long-term care, even briefly, do I lose control of the situation? I really don't think he's quite ready to go home, but it will kill him to be tossed into long-term care. He's working on a book, and we have been driving around the state to take photos for it. He's been looking forward to these trips.
I really don't know what to do. I don't think we have all the medical answers either. Seeking help, info, etc. Thanks.