Captain Packrat (captpackrat) wrote,
Captain Packrat

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Helloooooo Nurse!

For the past year and a half my grandmother has been in an assisted living facility. She was recently diagnosed with congestive heart failure, and one of the main side effects of this is pulmonary edema, a build up of fluid in the lungs. This makes her very prone to infections, and she has been in the hospital for the past 2 weeks for a staph infection.

The hospital and the assisted living facility both agree that she should not return to the facility but should be moved to a skilled care facility.

This was something totally unexpected, so I've got to run about today trying to find one. I have no idea how to get the paperwork done, as my grandmother isn't exactly 100% right in the head anymore, and her Power of Attorney for Healthcare lives in Indiana. Thankfully, I have the day off, so this won't be too bad. And I'll have to figure out how to move her stuff from the old facility. (I need to buy a trailer for my Caprice)

At least Medicare will pay for the skilled nursing facility (up to 100 days), whereas we were having to pay out of pocket for the assisted living facility. The nursing home should also be a bit cheaper than the old facility, which will help stem the hemmorage from her bank account, which means I have more time to get my shit together before buying this house. I won't know how much more time until I find out how much this is going to cost, but this will at least buy me 100 more days.

I have to go running out to find a facility and get things started. The fun never stops around here.
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