I Wish I Could Understand

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Good Glory! Why do things have to keep happening!! I've never really believed that God "tests" us, but I'm beginning to wonder.

We finally got confirmation that my mother's nursing home is in her insurance network and that we do have coverage days left. However, because her Medicare days are ending they are automatically putting her in custodial care (even though she still requires skilled nursing AND the insurance covers the same amount that Medicare covered!)

To top it off, the new room is right next to the freeway. So she's going from a view or a beautiful patio with trees to the noise and ugly view of the freeway. My mother is not comatose. She does not have dementia, she is completely aware of her surroundings. I'm not saying that they should move someone out of their room so that my mom can have a better room, I'm just wondering why they can't keep her in her present room? There are many empty (what they call) "medicare" beds! This move will NOT be condusive to my mother's recovery.

We anticipate her hip surgery in 2 months. Then maybe another 2 months of rehab...then home. I fear that if she moves to this room she won't get any sleep and her energy level will be depleted. I guess I'll have to start looking for another facility. OH....I wish I was rich.
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    Have you talked to the administrator at the nursing home? Do they have a patient advocate on staff? You just might have to tell them you are taking your mom somewhere else. Maybe you should check into home care 24/7 maybe that will be less costly.
    4052 days ago
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