Killeen, TX asked in Elder Law and Nursing Home Abuse for Texas

Q: alzheimers patient released (kicked out) to a group home. 30day eviction on Nov4 moved him on Nov7 without medication,

Jody also has Paranoid Schizophrenia and is becoming increasingly Psychosis. The group home he was placed in apologized to me for accepting Jody and admitted they were ill equipped to help him! I spoke with adult protective services and the hospital corporate complaint number and the person kept saying are you sure he was released only 3 days after the eviction notice? I heard several time: they must give him 30 days and find a new place to help him. Jody likes to take off and when the LNFA Vickie went to McDonald's for lunch she saw Jody there She was so angry that she evicted him! She assured me that they would find a new hospital for him however that is not the case! A group home. Who apologized for accepting jody under false pretense. with no medication and although I took him to a doctor we have not been able to get his prescription list. Jody's going down hill fast! He is delusional and only getting worse! I know this is a law suit if nothing else a civil case.

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Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett
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  • Austin, TX
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A: You may have been misinformed. A patient may be discharged as soon as practicable if he is a danger to himself or others. However, from your description it would appear that a discharge to a nursing home would have been more appropriate...if Jody were eligible for and receiving Medicaid. People who are not are accepted by board and care facilities in exchange for their Social Security.

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