The letter I sent to family and friends says it all!
Mom is home,
Rehab didn't go as planned. We did a jail break.
The Medics brought mom to the "rehab" she called me to let me know she was there so I could bring her Jammies and flowers. She told me to leave the flowers, there was no room for them.
I arrived and was greeted by a drooling ,rocking old lady (poor lady), in a wheelchair and an incredible smell. I finally found moms room, she was sitting in the middle bed of three. with what seemed to be 2 very ill old ladies on each side. She told me that the medics just brought her to her room and she hadn't seen anyone for 2 hours!
I went to the front desk to ask why she hadn't at least been greeted or checked on. The lady behind the desk stated she was processing her orders. I asked if there wasn't a different room she could be in as she isn't ill , just here for rehab. I then asked if this was a nursing home or a rehab facility? I was advised while pointing to a small room with some exercise machines in it that it was indeed a rehab as well. (my mistake) :)
I then asked to speak to her doctor, they called the doctor on call (who has never met mom) I spoke with him, explained my concerns. I was told that since he had never met mom if we left it would be against medical advice (AMA). I responded that it might be very well be against medical advice to leave her here and against my better judgment. I was then walking to moms room, when I passed a cna bringing someones dirty diapers and linen , placed it in the receptacle then went straight to moms room to answer the light of the lady in the bed next to mom without washing her hands or even taking off her gloves! She helped the lady onto the bedside commode which was placed about 10 inches from moms bed. !!!!!REALLY!!!!!! Then proceeded to touch all the bedside tables to move them out of the way. (with the same gloves on!)
I went back to the front desk and said that we were indeed leaving , and that the chances of mom's surgical site getting infected in this place was almost certain.
We got a wheelchair and got her in the car.