How is it for patients, now (Nov., 2009) at Kindred Hospital, in Boston, MA?
I know of a patient who was recently trached, and has still not been diagnosed (this was at Auburn, in Cambridge), and is being sent to Kindred, for "rehab".
The pt. is around 70, and daughter contacted me, suspecting VCD (see my website below, for what VCD is all about).
Pt. had some pneumonia, and ???, couldn't breathe unless on a ventilator, so was just trached the other day. Pt. is up and about, still npo, and daughter needs advice--worried about what this rehab place is really like.
Daughter & mom (the pt.) speak English as a second language, so it's even a little tougher on them both.
Anyone who works there, now, who could give me info (the good, the bad, and the ugly). please reply.
Thanks in advance.
Carol (in Colorado) (retired RN)