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AngelsmamaDorseysdaughter
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   Posted 3/9/2010 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
My father was transferred to the mental hospital on Sunday because he was still hollering and screaming and knocked a cup out of a male nurses hand. He is supposed to be there for 10 days. So far they have not impressed me. He is still the same way as he was in the nursing home. They said that sometimes they can help people and sometimes they cant. I asked one of the nurses back at the nursing home what would happen if Daddy came back to the nursing home and did the same things. She said that he wouldn't meet the critera to stay in the nursing home, so basically they would kick him out. What is the next step? A mental hospital for good? They are none around here. They are all a long way from home and I couldn't go see Daddy everyday and keep an eye on him. Does anyone know where you go if you don't "meet the critera" for a nursing home? I am so depressed.
 
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   Posted 3/9/2010 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry to hear that you and your father are going thru this. When I was signing my gma up at the assisted living center they mentioned that if a resident becomes agressive that they would be sent to a hospital for physciatric (sp?) care and if they were unable to come back to the assisted living center that they would have to be place there permantly for their own protection as well as others. I know this is not an easy thing to do. Have you talked to anyone at a local senior protection services or a senior advocate service just to see what other options you may have?
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AngelsmamaDorseysdaughter
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   Posted 3/10/2010 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
We don't have anything like that in our area. I can only hope that Daddy gets better.
 
Dorseys daughter

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   Posted 3/10/2010 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I too am so sorry this is happening..here we have homes that are one area for non combative /aggressive ad people in one area and then the other ones in special care units..i am in canada/ontario.....is there places like that where you are ..plz know your dad n you are in our prayers..keep us posted..lyn
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AngelsmamaDorseysdaughter
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   Posted 3/11/2010 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
They have a special care unit in the nursing home where Daddy is but if they become combative or really restless, or holler like Daddy does they make them go to the mental hospital so they can adjust their meds.  If they are still acting the same when they come back they will ship them off to a mental hospital for good. I don't want my Daddy to be instituionilized. So far I cannot see anything different that they have done that they didn't do in the nursing home. He is still acting the same, but they have 5 more days so maybe he will get better.
 
Dorseys Daughter

AngelsmamaDorseysdaughter
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   Posted 3/11/2010 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
P.S. We live in a rural part of Alabama where there aren't many resources.
 
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AngelsmamaDorseysdaughter
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   Posted 3/15/2010 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
My father has been at the physc hospital for nine days now and is no better. In fact they have had to give him fluids twice because he has been so dehydrated. He is not eating or drinking much. They don't know when they will release him and every day is another $100.00 that we have to pay to the nursing home to hold his bed but they don't care.
 
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   Posted 3/16/2010 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hang in there!
Thinking of you....

Stacey

AngelsmamaDorseysdaughter
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   Posted 3/17/2010 4:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Stacey.

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   Posted 3/17/2010 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so so sorry..will keep you in prayers..lyn
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