The rehab department is a joke. Maybe if they took the same amount of concern with their patients as they did with their gossip and catty talk, then I wouldn't feel this way. Terrible experience and I did NOT feel the staff in the rehab department cared for their clients. A few workers are the exception but mostly they all seemed miserable. It's my understanding you care for the whole person and not just their diagnosis, someone needs to tell them this.
My father is currently there and I have concerns that the bill to be paid is priority over the stress and emotional trauma he and I are going through.
I'm not sure his progress is priority.< br/> The people seem nice but I have yet to meet a doctor regarding his real prognosis. If he was discharged to long term care then why assess him in 7 days and try to push him off Medicare so soon. t
This is a real lesson in elder care.
His personal physicians would not respond to my concerns of changes in behavior and after an accident never did a order a cat scan...leading to a stroke 3 weeks later.
Now, I have learned you do not have 100 days on Medicare, you have until you are considered base lined or not making progress.
This assessment has been done in 7 days not sure by whom.
Then your either a qualifying applicant for Medicaid (title 19) or they want assets...at the rate of $16,000 per month, so your broke and then qualify.
If you appeal, your fee is $550 per day while waiting, which can be up to 90 days I am told...
if you loose you owe it but if you discharge and wait for the decision ,you cannot get back in for two years.
All this only 3 weeks after a stroke from hospital to rest home...so much for the rehab.
In the interim, my father wants out but is not capable of living alone and definitely not in favor of loosing all assets...which are simple to begin with.
Where is the heart and where is the help...loosing both parents to dementia at once and all they address is the money issue.
It's very upsetting and there is no counseling or help for the family member trying to work, pay their own bills and make these types of decisions.
I'm told it's Medicare but really it is what they report to Medicare that decides the fate of the patient.
I do not see the compassion for the patient and family.
I see where's the money as the primary factor and feel lost in a maze of issues...oh, add in an attorney to discuss it all and your really in a jam financially.
The women are nice, the system is not and my question is why no doctor's sitting down to make decisions with you.
It is clean, there is no odor, small rooms, lobby has poor souls in wheel chairs fending for themselves with the elevator.
Weekend staff is slack, but everyone seems refined and well educated. Not a large visible staff however.
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