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  1. Thank you for the encouragement. I wish I could...

    Thank you for the encouragement. I wish I could do more for them, but hard being 2,000+ miles away.
  2. My mom is kinda in that state of a mental health...

    My mom is kinda in that state of a mental health challenge. Some stems from even before her accident. So it makes some things alot harder.

    I will have to look deeper into filing complaints...
  3. We tried looking at a couple of other places and...

    We tried looking at a couple of other places and none of these places said they had openings. So we put her down on the waitlist for some at the moment. Some of these nursing homes don't even...
  4. Yes, I had my dad tell the facility my mom needed...

    Yes, I had my dad tell the facility my mom needed this and they were surprisingly quick to get her one (about 2 months ago).


    That's what I was hoping for but being that I have not seen any...
  5. Fear of Retaliation from Nursing Home Complaint

    Looking for advice on how to file complaints to the nursing home without fear of retaliation. My mom has been in there since June and developed a pressure sore in August (nursing home blamed it on...
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    Thank you for the clarification. And just...

    Thank you for the clarification. And just curious as it sometimes not clear what my mom is feeling... when she tells me alot of pulling and tightness, is that spasticity (ie where a muscle relaxer...
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    The physiatrist has gabapentin as the next med to...

    The physiatrist has gabapentin as the next med to try if tizanidine doesn't help. My mom did try gabapentin for a very short time (like a few days) when she first got admitted to IPR, but she is...
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    Right.... it is a bit frustrating that I feel...

    Right.... it is a bit frustrating that I feel everyone (including my parents) are a bit clueless on her medications. I actually questioned the NP and physiatrist why my mom is on losartin (she was...
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    I did not know that (and obviously she did not...

    I did not know that (and obviously she did not either)! She was more worried about stopping her BP med all together stating my mom's BP can spike and she can get a heart attack. But I agree......
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    I'm sorry to hear about your mom. :( ...

    I'm sorry to hear about your mom. :(

    Unfortunately I do not think any of us will be able to do FMLA :(. For me - single income family. Maybe I can do a week of PTO the first week she is home...
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    My mom is SCI C3 incomplete. We were able to get...

    My mom is SCI C3 incomplete. We were able to get the nurse practitioner to reconsider the physiatrist recommendation. Lower her high BP med in half. Track her BP over the weekend. And if it looks...
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    Patient Rights in a Nursing Home

    Is there somewhere I can find what the patient's rights are in a nursing home?

    My mom saw her physiatrist (outside of the nursing home) this week. We discussed how she is in pain alot at night...
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    Thank you very much for all the info. This was...

    Thank you very much for all the info. This was very helpful and I will read up and digest.
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    My mom did her inpatient rehab at Harborview...

    My mom did her inpatient rehab at Harborview Medical Center located in Seattle, WA. Did not know there are ways to fine tune a bowel program though. Would that be more of fine tuning the time she...
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    No she is not on a ventilator and she is on...

    No she is not on a ventilator and she is on Medicaid. So we hope to do an assessment soon to see how many home care hours she can get. We've been told average is about 4 which is not much at all,...
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    Looking for advice on home care

    My mom suffered SCI earlier this year C3 Asia C and in a nursing home. She is 70 and my dad is 77. Kids all live far so it's really just her and my dad and my dad cannot care for her at home alone....
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