This is my 20th year of caregiving. Eight for my husband, 5 for Mom and 8 for Dad-the last 5 in my home. I am burned out. He is 94 with dementia, uses a walker but is a huge fall risk. Today he has been hallucinating and delusional. He’s talking to people that don’t exist but at other times is quite lucid, I’m exhausted. I need him to be cared for and safe. He is incontinent and I need help. We live in CT how can I get him placed in a nursing home without spending 3 days in the hospital? His vitals are better than mine. But, I’m exhausted. Help. We have applied for Medicaid waiting for a decision.
He could have a UTI, which can cause a sudden change like this. He may be having (or has had) a TIA
Why don't you want him to spend 3 days in the hospital? It's the shortest and most direct route to placement.