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 pills 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