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12-12-2002, 02:35 PM
My 29 y/o nephew was struck with transverse myelitis on 9/7/02 and is currently living in a nursing home in Beaumont, Texas, because we cannot find any other facility that takes medicare/medicaid. He resents being in a nursing home (understandably) and he would like to move back to Houston, BUT we cannot find a facility that can properly care for him. Currently, he has a severe bedsore, is not being turned like he should be and is receiving no physical therapy. The therapist at the home is saying unless he can tell medicare Dennis has significantly improved, medicare will no longer pay for any physical therapy. Any help on any of this would be greatly appreciated.
12-15-2002, 06:23 PM
what level is he?
where is the family?
he has every right to be mad, sounds like hes been abandoned.
if possible, why didn't he go to rehab?
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...act like a survivor not a victim.
The nurses are often very helpful with these kinds of issues.
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12-16-2002, 12:40 PM
To Pat (wheelinarcher) - no Dennis' family has not abandoned him. In fact, he is here in Beaumont because this is where his parents live, although he was in Houston when he got sick. His level is T3. Dennis is also bipolar and was inpatient at the time of his paralysis; but that has been "off and on" since his diagnosis of bipolar at age 17. He currently has a severe bedsore on his back and rear; but he refuses to stay off it. They turn him, but he gets tired in one position and flips back on his sore. He has an electric wheelchair waiting for him, but he can't get in it because his bedsore is so severe. He is going to a wound center weekly, but he does not believe he has to keep pressure completely off the area. He was in rehab for 28 days, but he developed a bedsore there and could not do much in the way of rehab. His family is trying to get him to go back to TIRR for more rehab when his bedsore is well, but he says he doesn't need therapy because he is paralysed and there is nothing they can do about it. I am writing this and not his parents, because his mother has no computer savy and his father works away from home except on weekends.
12-16-2002, 03:54 PM
Since Jeff moved this to the Care forum, I am going to copy this last post there and lock this message here. It is too confusing to have it in several places.
Click here for message (http://carecure.org/forum/showpost.php?p=19887)