Q: What to do if my father is considered a behavioral problem and a social worker can’t get a nursing home to approve admit
My father has dementia and when he was first put in a nursing facility and was disoriented became aggressive towards staff. He is now in a hospital for Alzheimer’s patients however he needs to be discharged at some point and nursing facilities who were contacted by the hospital social worker, have declined his admittance. The social worker has called 10 different facilities. What our next steps?
A: If he was in a nursing home prior to being admitted to the hospital, then he is technically still a resident of the facility. They must notify him in writing before he can be discharged from their facility. Once they notify you in writing, then you can appeal it. If you attend the appeal meeting, you can potentially try to prove that his condition is under control now with medications and they can possibly be forced to keep him.
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