On August 29th of this year my parents were involved in a car accident while visiting friends and family in Connecticut. My dad went to ICU at a hospital there. He C1/C2 distraction with spinal cord bleeding. He is unable to move from the neck down. The neurosurgeon found out yesterday, before he was able to do fusion surgery, that my dad's distraction had realigned and begun to heal. He announced that my dad was no longer in need of surgery. My dad had just received a tracheostomy and feeding tube two days prior.
Today the hospital discharge case worker met with my mom to have my dad moved to a long term nursing home in Connecticut. She refused and stated that she wanted my dad moved to a rehabilitation facility in Georgia since that is where they reside. Ideally we would like my dad in someplace like the Shepherd Center where he could work on being reinstated to the community. I called the S Center and was told a case worker had to make referral. My mom gave the case worker the telephone number and was told she would try.
I guess the big question is how does transportation get paid for. My dad has Medicare, and very soon Medicaid. Our family just wants to know what avenues to take to get my dad, and mom, back to their home state.