All of which sounds like good news!
Stay on top of the long term care. Good to have her close to you,visit often and make sure they know to expect you daily or as often as possible.
They are often short handed in these facilities and dont get to "see" the patients as much as they should during the ocurse of the day. Make sure you enlighten them if you visit and see changes you dont like in her,be persistant but not to the point they will ignore you as being a (PIA)
Take her favorite foods and make sure she has access to things you bring her as the food is not so great to most that have been cooking for themselves. Most places have a patient fridge where you can leave lableled things such as fresh fruit,favorite soft drinks,etc for her so she has them when she wants.
Also make sure if she is on pain meds that she gets them,ask what their policy is concerning whether they are scheduled or if she has to request them and make sure seh understands to do just that if it is the case, LT places are not so prioriticed when it comes to giving pain meds sadly as the majority of them do NOT use Nurses to distribute meds but use med tecks or medication aides so the Nurses have to rely on them to for info on a pateint requiring pain meds. Some states allow the tech to distribute narcotic pain meds,some dont.
Not saying they are all bad just really short handed for the number of patients in their care,like everything else there are good ones and there are bad ones,have some say,take a tour if possible prior to moving her there,look for patients that are clean and nicely dressed,no food on their clothes,no socks or shoes,do they look as if they have been sitting up for days? Does the place smell bad when you walk in? And remember they cant get all the odors out with so many flaoting around but you will know when bad is bad.
This is your Mom and she deserves the best that can be offered her and you have the right to see she gets it.
Good luck and I hope things continue to go well for her,good sign that it took only one dose of lasix to see results.
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