My mother got cellulitis last year. Her Primary Dr just told her to elevate her legs and it would go a way.
Sh did this and it did not. So her Dr put her under wound care coming into our house and it clear up but then it came back.
So my mother went to the ER which gave her some meds that made it worst.
2 Days before X-Mas we had a visit from Adult Protective Serves they got a call my mother was refusing medical help.
We showed them all the Dr visit papers the ER Paper and even she was taking her Meds.
My mother asked the APS worker to call an ambulance to take her to a Diffirent ER because she could not stand up. (Some presure from the APS Worker but it was my mothers call)
For the rest of Dec and the First 3 days of Jan my mother was in a Hospital.
They moved her to a Nursing home we all thought we were in agreement. that after 3 months of Rehab to get her back up and walking they would release her home.
Her Primary Dr said she would release her on March 31st.
But Rehabe made her come home for less then an hr to see if she could walk the house March 22nd she had to walk the house by her self with no help from any one other then her walker.
They told her and us the house was ok.
But went back and lied in their report about the house and demanding we remolde our entire house.
Now her Primarty Dr is making threats.
1. She will not release her in less she is living with a family member that does not live in the house.
2. If my mother checks her self out Her Dr will no longer fill her meds or see her.
These treats are not coming directly from the Dr but from her Nurses.
For the past 2 days we demanded a meeting with the Dr. and the Nurses have denied it.
My mother wants to know
1. can she legally change Drs right now?
2. is it legal for a Dr who is currently your primarty care to refuse to fill life threating meds. my mother is a Diabatic and must have her meds?
3. Can they legally make us remold our entire house at our cost?
4. If my mother changes Drs and the new Dr says to release her. Can the Nursing home refuse?
We know that if she checks her self out Medicaid will not pay for her time there. But
5. will they pay for her meds if they are filled by a new dr? Let alone will the pay the new Dr at all?
My mother is on medicaid and on SSDI
The nursing home plans on taking my mothers SSDI Check next week away from her. she got a letter that her check is being cut down to $30 a month from what it was I know it was in the 700s
6. My mother wants to know if she can legally demand to see the Rehabs report to the Dr? She been told what is in it but she wants to read it her self.
When my mother went in we were told it would be Short term care but now they are trying to make it long term care aginst her wishes and the family's wishes.
My mother is buying a house on contract with out her SSDI check she can not make her house payments and will lose her home. The owner is already making demands that if the payment is not by her soon she will start the process of kicking my mother out of her home.
The nursing home mail system keeps losing her payments.
My mother is refusing to go to physical theyrpy because they are the ones who came in and changed all the plans we had the house clean we had everything we could do with very little help getting the house ready.
And They had to move 1 item because I had a table out to far I did not relized they got her a new walker that to big
They went back and said the enite house must be remold and when I asked who will be paying for all of this they informed me the family would have to pay it.
We agree if she needs more rehab we would reather it be at a nursing home of our chossing not her Dr's as her Dr did not even put her in here the Hospital did and then her Dr took over but in the 3 months she been there she has seen her Dr face to face 1 time. the rest of the time its the nursing home's nurses or her Dr's Nurses and my mother wants to speak with her Dr not a nurse.