My husband has frontal temporal dementia.
I am so thankful to have a support group.
Recently, I placed my husband in a rehab
facility, hoping to qualify for a program
for assisted living through Medicaid. They
discharged him on the fourth day because he
didn't need enough help. I told them he
needed help with everything, meaning eating,
bathing, toileting, meds, dressing, etc.
How did they not know? They knew he had
dementia and had a very recent form from the
PCP that spelled it out.
I am having a terrible time getting a
partial refund for the remainder of the week
and his medication, including three Viagra
that should not even be on the list! They
excluded the Plavix he takes so his cardiac
stents won't get clogged. That drug is
so important, his cardiologist has him stay
on it even through a tooth extraction.
You live and learn. Someone should write
a "book" on the secrets to nursing home
care. It seems anything can and does happen.
There must be good advice to share with all
of us who are stuck in the situation of
eventually needing nursing home placement.
Or maybe we need a book on how to keep the
loved one at home without breaking the bank.
It is becoming very difficult.
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