Quote from CapeCodMermaid
I've worked in 5 different SNF's and we NEVER would refuse an admission simply because the patient had a GTube. It's a basic nursing skill and I can't imagine that would be a reason to say no. Perhaps it is because he isn't cooperative...maybe the hospital worded it in such a way that would make the SNF think your dad is a behavior problem.
I know some facilities that refuse them because of the greater staffing levels required to care for feeding tube patients. Some facilities strive hard for a 'home' like atmosphere and that might not be a good fit into their population.
A typical LPN in a LT care facility has 15-18 patients each requiring multiple med passes, resp tx, ect. Having one or two tube feeders can make a very tough assignment. It's very time consuming to crush each med, mix with water, give via tube, flush, repeat x times.
Tubes can get pinched off and clog up. CNA's disconnect them to move the patient and it gets clogged because they didn't tell you and give a chance to flush it.
Jolie, I wouldn't take it personally. I'm sure there is a quality place that would be a good fit for your father. Best wishes.