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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. 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.


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DANLIN60 5/27/2013 9:15PM

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



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MARITIMER3 5/27/2013 8:08PM

    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.

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STITCH4EVER 5/27/2013 11:58AM


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PYNETREE 5/27/2013 8:42AM

    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.

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JILL313 5/27/2013 5:32AM

    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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NANCYPAT1 5/26/2013 10:23PM

    (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.

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PEZMOM1 5/26/2013 9:50PM


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IMAVISION 5/26/2013 8:50PM

    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!

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WALLAHALLA 5/26/2013 8:47PM


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CHLOE453 5/26/2013 7:26PM

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FROSTY99 5/26/2013 7:16PM

    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

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LIVINGFREE19 5/26/2013 6:29PM


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BRAVELUTE 5/26/2013 5:47PM

    Okay. Did you contact someone?

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KALIGIRL 5/26/2013 5:03PM

    So sorry for your trials - hope they end soon!

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ONUTHIN125 5/26/2013 4:54PM

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DEBPRE16 5/26/2013 4:43PM

    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.

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LJCANNON 5/26/2013 4:32PM

    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.

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KATHARINE1948 5/26/2013 3:43PM



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IAMWINNING 5/26/2013 3:13PM

    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.

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SARAHTAIT 5/26/2013 2:26PM

    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.

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DLDMIL 5/26/2013 2:10PM

    prayer and hugs sent your way

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SANDRALEET 5/26/2013 2:09PM

    Same with my husband when he was in rehab Monday to Friday Saturday and Sunday bored nothing to do.

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BARBARASDIET 5/26/2013 2:03PM

    Can you help him into a wheelchair?

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DBELLE39 5/26/2013 12:52PM

    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.

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GRNDMOM43 5/26/2013 12:49PM


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THOMS1 5/26/2013 12:45PM

    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

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LASARRE 5/26/2013 12:36PM

    So sorry. How awful for you and your husband.

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SNIC23 5/26/2013 12:35PM

    I know some wonderful nurses, but so many are just going through the motions so they can get paid and go home.
I hope your husband experiences a speedy recovery, in spite of the lack of consideration by the staff!

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BUSYGRANNY5 5/26/2013 11:31AM

    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...

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VONBLACKBIRD 5/26/2013 11:24AM

    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

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NEPTUNE1939 5/26/2013 11:15AM

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DSBRIDE 5/26/2013 11:13AM

    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!

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