Although it has been two years since I brought my mother to live in my home, I have wondered why the hospital never suggested a rehab hospital for her care. Mom is now 93, will be 94 in May. Back in 2011 Mom had a series of mild strokes, I had her neighbor check on her and she didn't know who he was. He said that Mom was trying to sit up on her bed but kept slumping over. She also did not know who he was even though he has been picking up groceries for her for several years. He called the ambulance and they took her to a hospital that was closest.
When I arrived she did not know me either. The staff ran many tests, she saw many doctors, and the Neuro said that she had had small strokes, she had Dementia and could not live by herself anymore. She was in the hospital for 3 days. I remember check-out time, . Mom was soooo sleepy, she kept putting her head down and falling asleep. She kept saying that she just wanted to rest. I didnt know what to do so I let Mom fall asleep. The head nurse wanted us to vacate the room and bed so another patient could move in. She helped me wheel Mom out to the car to take her home. They did set up home care, Occupational Therapy and other things that I don't remember, but my husband drove 200 miles to her house with U haul truck and we moved her down to our house. I realize that Mom didn't have any after stroke care. Her new doctor in my area was just a small clinic, and they did not offer anything.
After her move, we signed her up for a new health plan. the one she had was not offered in my area. I guess Im just wondering if there was a better way to handle this situation.