Flaming Mad at Local Hospital!!! - page 5

:angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire Okay, here's what happened. My father's health has been declining rapidly for several weeks now. This morning, my mom could not get him out of bed... Read More

  1. by   rnrncan
    Jane as a former Case manager with another hospital in York Region I can totally identify with the problems you identify. If we received notification that a patient needing home care was to be sent home it was almost after the fact. I can't count the number of times that I stood in the halls advising the docs that so and so can't return home until a physio /OT has seen the patient and equipment sent in. Family notification seemed the last thing on their priority list. On more than one occasion, I was the reason pts. didn't go home in what the hosp felt was a timely manner. Besides doing the above ideas re notification to the CEO etc of E ..GH I would also call your locall CCAC and ask that your father be reassessed for additional services until this crisis is over.
    Last edit by Jay-Jay on May 6, '03
  2. by   Jay-Jay
    Originally posted by rnrncan
    Jane as a former Case manager with another hospital in York Region I can totally identify with the problems you identify. If we received notification that a patient needing home care was to be sent home it was almost after the fact. I can't count the number of times that I stood in the halls advising the docs that so and so can't return home until a physio /OT has seen the patient and equipment sent in. Family notification seemed the last thing on their priority list. On more than one occasion, I was the reason pts. didn't go home in what the hosp felt was a timely manner. Besides doing the above ideas re notification to the CEO etc of E ..GH I would also call your locall CCAC and ask that your father be reassessed for additional services until this crisis is over.
    OMG!! I MUST be tired! :imbar I clicked on "edit' instead of "quote" and wound up putting MY post inside yours! The perils of having moderator powers! LOL! Here's what I posted:

    It was the CCAC case manager that finally got him admitted to HRRH (Church St.) She called for an ambutrans, after verifying that the hospital wasn't on redirect, as it was the day before. I am very grateful for her efforts...she spent a lot of time on the phone with me and with others to work out a solution. Too bad the CCAC case managers at the hospital weren't more on the ball the previous day. I did talk to one of them, and it SOUNDED like he was going to be admitted for LTC placement.

    BTW...90 yr. old mom...WALKED herself to church on Sunday, ALONE. She has very limited vision, due to macular degeneration, but she managed okay (uses a white cane). Once there, she REFUSED numerous offers to drive her home. Yeah, it was a really gorgeous day, and she didn't have to cross any streets to get to the church. Gutsy, stubborn old lady!

    I work in home care, so I agree with leaving people in their homes as long as possible. I've told my brother: this is what she wants...give her a chance, let her fail (if she's going to). Then, when that happens, it will be her coming to her OWN decision, not something we're forcing on her. Besides, it's much easier to navigate around a familiar place when you have limited vision. When she was at our place for Thanksgiving, she had trouble finding her way back to the dining room from the kitchen.

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