Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Nursing Home - Caught in a Lie

Yesterday, I started my bitch fest at the top.  I called Dialysis and spoke with the social worker.  She was VERY helpful.  She informed me that my mother was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday, December 15 at 5:30 pm by her attending physician at the home.  Now, the nursing home told me that Dialysis sent her to the hospital.  This is not true, since she is finished with dialysis at 10 in the morning, she was admitted at 5:30 pm.

It gets better.  Dialysis didn't know she was hospitalized until mom didn't show up for dialysis on Thursday, December 17.  They called looking for her and were informed that she was in the hospital.  I really don't know how long she was in after that.

So, let's just add to the miscommunication.  I guess the home isn't communicating with anyone!  At all.

I filed a formal complaint with the Department of Health yesterday.  The lady I spoke with said I had three legitimate concerns.  Mysteriously enough, I got a notice today that there is a Care Plan meeting scheduled for January 6.  Usually these happen quarterly.  She just had one in December.

I hope by January 6 I am cooled down enough that I don't rip faces off.


Anonymous said...

im sorry you have to go through this, but im glad that you are such an angry bitch!!! it will always be the way that things get done!!
good fightin for your mama!!


YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

I'm sorry this happened. Sometimes you just have to be a bitch to get your point accross! Otherwise people just toss you around.

OlRedHair said...

Rhonda, I'm glad you are pursuing this!