Monday, June 19, 2023 5:36pm Chris writes: Mom has Medicare and possibly a United Healthcare supplemental policy through Harold’s employer AT&T. Fairmont Rehabilitation Hospital accepts both carriers.
Monday, June 19, 2023 5:35pm Maria writes: The social worker coordinates her insurance with the facility. I will stop by the billing department here, if there is one and find out if they need anything. I’ll give the Fairmont everything I have regarding her insurance info.
I just called to ask if they prefer a family member be there when new patients are admitted or if they are typically in the way. The receptionist said they urge family to be there so I will be following the ambulance to Lodi.
Monday, June 19, 2023 5:03pm Maria writes: I caught the social worker as she was leaving and she said mom would be leaving tomorrow. I’ll going to bring her a care bag in the morning that will go with her to Lodi. She will be at Fairmont Rehabilitation Hospital, 950 S Fairmont Ave, Lodi, CA 95240. 209-368-0693. (Info below)
She and I went to visit Diane Cirravelo when she was there several years ago so mom is familiar with the place. It was a nice place.
Monday, June 19, 2023 4:45pm Maria writes: She had physical therapy this evening and it did not go well at all. She cried, she still cannot move her feet once the PT finally gets her to a standing position and then she can’t fully stand when she gets up off the bed. She is sort of in a bent over position. Her legs are very swollen. They have said that is because she was on an IV for days and because she has not moved. I was surprised to see that she gave up so easily. She has been very emotional today. Hard day here.
Monday, June 19, 2023 11:45pm Maria writes: Social worker just came in. Lodi can take her. Social worker thought she would be transported tomorrow morning however they want mom to have a bowel movement before she can go. They took out her catheter so she will have to get out of bed (not likely) or use a bedpan.
Monday, June 19, 2023 10:40am Kara writes: For purposes of planning, let’s presume something like this:
- In the next couple of days, she is moved from the hospital to the convalescent home.
- She is there for around three weeks. We plan on stop-in visits and care for her home, including changes necessary for her mobility.
- She goes home, initially in need of full-time assistance.
- We create a schedule between all of us to get her through this critical recovery time (maybe four or five weeks).
- During this last period, we are deciding how to move forward based on her health and finances.
Monday, June 19, 2023 10:33am Maria writes: She’s groggy but she’s awake. We can take care of her bills. I’ve been picking up her mail. (Regarding Lodi) There are no facilities closer that have availability. She isn’t expecting visits daily while she is there and Craig says he can go every other day or so.
Monday, June 19, 2023 10:00am Maria writes: She will not be discharged to home because she has not been able to take any steps during physical therapy. She has low hemoglobin right now and they are getting ready to do a transfusion. Craig, Lily and I are here right now. We have been talking with the social worker. They are lining up assisted health care in a convalescent home. The closest available is Lodi. She will most likely be transferred there tomorrow.
Her legs are very swollen. Movement would help with the swelling and getting her stronger but she just isn’t moving.
Craig and I are discussing family coverage now.
Monday, June 19 Happy Birthday Harold.