HELP !!! HOW DO WE FIGHT FOR MORE REHAB ?!?!?Wed, 11/30/2022 - 11:26PM
Hello all, first off thank you for being here !
My girlfriend and I are the primary caregivers of her 50yr old father who just recently received his LVAD. We understand thats a big undertaking and we are totally down for the job. We / he has had a few bumps along the way but i think we are finally off to a good stretch. with that being said ... The hospital is trying to kick him out without the proper rehab in our opinion! He received LESS THAN 1 FULL WEEK at an acute long-term facility before he was sent back to the icu with complications. Now that we jumped that hurdle the hospital isn't pushing for more rehab, which makes no sense to us! He can barely get out of bed by himself. He needs help getting off the toilet. He barley walks to the nurses' station without being winded. Never practiced stairs (which he has going into his apartment). Cant wipe his own behind..... the list goes on .... AND THE KICKER , THE DISCHARGE COORDINATOR JUST TOLD US SHES HAVING TROUBLE FINDING A VISITING NURSE IN OUR AREA ! Again yes i know us as the family needs to "step up" but at what point is he just "not ready" ?!?!?
AND HOW DO WE FIGHT IT ???
This is so stressful and just all moving so fast
Any info will help , THANKS IN ADVANCE