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DH in Rehab

Sunday, May 26, 2013

To get stronger after spending so many days bedridden, my husband is now in rehab. But..it is a 3 day weekend. So he is really only staying in a hospital bed for 3 more days. I asked that he be put in a wheelchair. The nurse said she only had 2 aides for all these people and she couldn't do that.

Chris
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  • v DANLIN60
    this is very sad, I would report this to someone; praying for you and DH

    Hugs

    Danlin
    1157 days ago
  • v MARITIMER3
    Health care just isn't keeping up with the ageing population. It's really scary to think that the resources may not be there when we need them. Hope your husband starts to get the therapy that he needs soon.
    Gail
    1157 days ago
  • v STITCH4EVER
    THAT JUST TICKS ME OFF! IF HE FELL ON THE FLOOR WOULD THEY LET HIM LAY THERE FOR THREE DAYS? ARG!!!!!!
    ERIN
    1158 days ago
  • v PYNETREE
    Oh Chris..I am so sorry for your husband..and you. He will get no benefit from these three days in the Rehab facility..only one to benefit is the Facility..they are getting paid the same price..but not doing the service .

    You have to document everything, get names of everyone you have contact with, and the excuse they give you...then file a formal complaint. That, they have to, at least respond to.
    1158 days ago
  • v JILL313
    Chris, You've received many helpful and good responses. I feel your frustration. . .it's true that the squeaky wheel is the one everyone tends to cater to. It's high time to speak up as your DH being in bed for 3 days is horrible rehab care. I hope you have already talked up to someone in charge that can assign an aide, nurse, volunteer, etc. anyone strong and capable enough to get him in his wheelchair. It sounds like he's having a terrible experience there and can stay in bed at home so overall the only thing good that comes out of it is you get a break which I know you need. . .Praying for you both.
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    Hugs,

    Jill
    1158 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/27/2013 5:33:33 AM
  • v NANCYPAT1
    (HUGS) Chris - I don't have to ask how you are feeling right now - all of the others have already said it all - it is unacceptable for them to leave your hubby in his bed for 3 days.

    Are you taking care of YOU? I bet I don't have to ask that question either, do I?

    Take care of YOU too.
    1158 days ago
  • v PEZMOM1
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    1158 days ago
  • v IMAVISION
    How about telling the nurse to send an aide to help you get your husband into a wheelchair?

    I am sorry that such a simple request goes unanswered.

    God bless!
    1158 days ago
  • v WALLAHALLA
    bummer
    1158 days ago
  • v CHLOE453
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    1158 days ago
  • v FROSTY99
    Chris I agree-don't give up, ask for a supervisor, director, anyone in power and if he is going to be there for any length of time, I would discuss this with his dr and see if there isn't someplace else he could go where he would get the attention he deserves. My DH had therapy Mon-Sat when he was in rehab back in Mar for a week. Sun was his only day of rest. He had 3 hrs in the am and another 90 min in the afternoons.
    Hugs and prayers
    Pat
    1158 days ago
  • v LIVINGFREE19
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    1158 days ago
  • v BRAVELUTE
    Okay. Did you contact someone?
    1158 days ago
  • v KALIGIRL
    So sorry for your trials - hope they end soon!
    1158 days ago
  • v ONUTHIN125
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    1158 days ago
  • v DEBPRE16
    This is sad but true - the sqeaky wheel in healthcare gets the attention. Keep bugging them and if they don't do it tell them to get the Director of Nurses on the phone. Also you can notify your State Health Department and complain which will get a lot of action out of them. Tell them you are going to call them. It's sad you have to be this way but it is true.
    Also you can request a transfer to a better rehab facility - they hate to see people go who are not satisfied and will tell people. Getting out of bed at this point for your DH is very important. It prevents blood clots, pneumonia and bed sores. I am a nurse. Can you tell this gets my dander up?
    I have worked in Nursing homes and been short on the weekend I would make the nurses work as aides when they had to. I also had 2 aides one shift and they worked as team going down the hall and got everyone up for the meals. I hate for my patients to eat in bed. They had to have my permission to let someone eat in bed. Your husband should be up for meals.
    I hope it gets better for you and your DH. I will say a prayer for you.
    1158 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/26/2013 4:59:03 PM
  • v LJCANNON
    emoticon Getting him in to a Wheel Chair is a Minor, BASIC request. To be refused is BEYOND Unacceptable!! Do talk with the Administrator and Director of Nurses! You can be Polite and Respectful, but still let them know that you will not Tolerate this. Telling the Doctor is a Good Idea, but I am not sure he can really do much about it unless he is on staff there?
    emoticon You are both in my Prayers daily.
    1159 days ago
  • v KATHARINE1948
    YOU CAN REQUEST A AID TO ASSIST HIM IN A CHAIR ???

    OUR SENIORS SHOULD HAVE UP MOST CARE , WELL ACTUALLY ALL PEOPLE emoticon
    1159 days ago
  • v IAMWINNING
    While it's true that some nurses are just in it for the paycheck, as with any other occupation, it's the facility that determines how many nurses are on duty on any particular shift. Maybe the facility is trying to cuts costs, even when it means the patients are not getting the best care. I'm not excusing them - just pointing out another idea.

    Yes, speak to the dr if you can, or at least talk with the head of nursing at that facility. They may not listen as much to the nurses as they would to patients and their families. I'm praying for you both.
    1159 days ago
  • v SARAHTAIT
    My hubby was in a rehab hospital and ended up with bedsores...they were just too overworked to do for all the patients. As a former RN I know the frustration of having too many patients and not being able to do as you should for them.
    Keep me posted on how your hubby is doing.I will pray for him to be feeling better and to be able to come home soon.
    1159 days ago
  • v DLDMIL
    prayer and hugs sent your way
    1159 days ago
  • v SANDRALEET
    Same with my husband when he was in rehab Monday to Friday Saturday and Sunday bored nothing to do.
    1159 days ago
  • v BARBARASDIET
    Can you help him into a wheelchair?
    1159 days ago
  • v DBELLE39
    This is so sad, these places should be better staffed with compassionate caring individuals, not understaffed with those just looking to make a make a paycheck. Prayer for your Dh's recovery.
    1159 days ago
  • v GRNDMOM43
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    1159 days ago
  • v THOMS1
    That is just not right. I would watch for bed sores. Let the Dr. know the situation. He maybe better off at home where someone can come in to do his rehab. I wish you the best and have a safe Memorial Day. emoticon
    1159 days ago
  • v LASARRE
    So sorry. How awful for you and your husband.
    1159 days ago
  • v SNIC23
    I know some wonderful nurses, but so many are just going through the motions so they can get paid and go home.
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    I hope your husband experiences a speedy recovery, in spite of the lack of consideration by the staff!
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    1159 days ago
  • v BUSYGRANNY5
    I'm sorry for the incompetence you are experiencing at the hands of these people! Hoping your husband does receive some benefit from his stay...
    1159 days ago
  • v VONBLACKBIRD
    That is sad they won't help him into wheel chair. My DIL was going through some bad things like that at her mom's nursing home. So they moved her to new one with much better care and costs them less money too. I say shop around if possible. emoticon
    1159 days ago
  • v NEPTUNE1939
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    1159 days ago
  • v DSBRIDE
    This is so sad! If they are going to take people in, they should staff the place! The really sad part is that you are at their mercy. Sending prayers and hugs!
    1159 days ago
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