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Old 11-13-2015, 11:48 AM
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modern medicine is a wonderful thing these days. most of you all ready know that my mother is in the latter stages of Alzheimer's she has be vary mobile up to Wednesday night. pacing the floors sometimes all night . will as old people do, some how some thing happen. she ended up with a Fx on her right Humerus up hight enough to call it a hip. no one knows how and she is not talking. she was up wondering the halls and staff was putting pts to bed. they found her on the floor by the nurses station unable to stand or sit. so ambulance to locale hospital, ambulance to trauma center. were it was reviled that she has a none displaced Fx, really a big crack. they were able to plate and screw it together yesterday. so this morning it's dump everyone out on Friday time. they have had her up with the add of two people and walking. so send her back.
now comes the strange part of modern insurance. Medicare will not cover the cost of returning her to her facility. the will not pay to move a pt from a higher level of care to a lower level of care. she can't crawl up into the Yukon or the pick up. the geo only holds two and is impossible to get out of. the jeep is out of even thinking about. so it's put the 28 back into the 72 and go get her rather then pay one of the services $2000 to move her the 60 miles down.
that plan is still up in air as the nursing home doesn't fee that they have the staff or facility to handle her at this time, so soon after surgery. so with luck it's back to a swing bed at the locale hospital were they can do a little more pt and help with pain management.
mean time while the big boys discuss dumping the old lady some were, Kandy and I feel that a licensed EVO and a LPN with a good 1972 CB combination can move mom were ever it is we get to go.

that will be 2 generations got to have a ride in this car. with any kind of luck I'll starve off the 3rd generation horizontal ride a few more years
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Old 11-13-2015, 01:16 PM
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So sad that's what health care has come down to,shuttle people like cattle, nursing homes that welcome your money so long as the care required doesn't require more than basic care. not suppose to be that way, you live your life,pay your taxes do what is expected only to be treated like this, best of luck to you, I know if I was closer there would be a free helper for that stretcher.
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Ed, Sorry to here of your Mom's injury. I had the same problem when my parents were alive. Thankfully the ambulance service operated by Scott & White hospital has WHEEL CHAIR VAN SERVICE. They charged $ 35.00 instead of $ 795.00. Maybe one of the services there has the same. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your Mom.
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Old 11-13-2015, 08:16 PM
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right now mom is 60 miles away so best bet is to get here home in the 72.
like all things planes fall threw. they were unable to arrange the transfer so it Monday. not bad we only had 3 hr stand by this morning. the home mom is in felt that 24 hr after surgery was not sufficient time to take here back on the ward. I felt the same thing the Alzheimer ward is a hands full with out having to worry about her getting up and reinjuring herself. with only a one man physical therapy staff and her being a wander that is more then a possibility. she is better off up there right now. Monday will be 4 days and the will have here up walking will by then. weather is not to change til Thursday so that's not going to be a problem
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John,
The situation sounds tough, and it is...I am glad for you that you have the resources and the knowledge to see it through. I hope your mother recovers from her injury. I hope you and yours are all well.
My beloved grandmother had Alzheimer's Disease. There are more than a few health care professionals in my family...we still felt helpless, at times, to her condition.

I pray for the day when some genius out there cures that terrible illness.

May God bless you and your family.

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thanks for the kind words. you has to roll with the flow if they are going to get along in this world. end of life things are something all of us will have to deal with, be it a parent or spouse. I just don't know when medicine became a ho hum business.
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I understand that the situation must be anything less than ideal, but it must be pretty cool to use your 1972 ambulance for its original purpose. Almost like traveling in the past. Beats the 2000$ fee anyways.
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Don't let all these posts fool you.. Ed is going to bill Medicare the $2000, and will settle for whatever they send him. ($0.00). He has probably logged more miles on his and others vehicles, chauffeuring relatives for daily outings, doctors appointments, etc., than anyone else on this website. He has always enjoyed doing so, and the recipients have always enjoyed the ride.







There are more, but I don't want to belabor the subject...
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Ed,just watched a program from London Ont,the Alzheimers society there is experimenting with I-pods,the patient is given an I-pod with music from there era or favorite songs,they say the calming effect this has relaxes people and they sleep better and are less prone to walking aimlessly,in no way is it a cure but just wanted to share with you,
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