She was in a "skilled" nursing facility for "care" and fell four times in two months. The last fall resulted in an ER visit and stitched to her forehead. She cannot hear, and can only see in one eye. Unfortunately, the injury is to her only seeing eye. The eye, and that entire side of her body, has some issue daily. I removed her from their "care" immediately from returning her to the facility from the ER. That was February 20th. My family had been told she was progressing well and could walk 600 feet. She came home to me and could not stand on her own, could not walk, was grossly underweight, a filthy mess and now has to wear diapers. Prior to going to the "skilled" facility, she lived on her own with minimal care. She has issues sleeping and is in fear of falling with every movement. I am working with her and she has PT/OT during the week. We were contacted for rehab and it sounded good but she was rejected for being "too advanced". I am near her at all times in case she attempts to move and I don't want her harmed. I am a month into this and am worn out. I have Lupus and this is not the best plan but better than the "skilled" facility. I was excited to hear an option to help her and also give me a break. I would like 8 hours of sleep with consecutive hours to sleep. She naps and awakes asking about falling and how she got hurt. Recent tests show she has signs of dementia due to an abundance of times for high BP (200+ range). She has never had a stroke but the constant high BP has affect brain cells.
She can walk with me next to her, if her eye is swollen that day, I am her eyes. She can feed and bathe herself but has to be watched.
I guess I am looking for another rehab facility with different criteria for entry.
Any thoughts? I also just learned about Respite care and she does have Medicare so I will check into that as well.