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Topic: Transitions From Home, Hospital and to Long Term Care
2014-02-10 10:37:22
CrossRoads Posts: 11
Joined: 0000-00-00
Often times, it is when moving between healthcare providers that people fall through the cracks.

Share your advice and observations based on the experiences in transition times i.e. from home to hospital, from hospital to long term care, from long term care to hospital for treatment.

2014-02-10 10:37:22
MissingMom Posts: 11
Joined: 2014-03-09
Our process with CCAC was awful. We had a wonderful case manager, but the wait time for placement was terrible.

Once we had our initial assesment & Mom agreed to starting the process, we were told she should be placed within 6 months. Every new assesment there after I would be told the same thing, within 6 months.

Mom kept getting worse & yet we had to keep waiting. Constantly being told there was an overflow at the hospital of patients needing long term care which meant no beds available otherwise. Our Case Manager could see & expressed concerns about how quickly Mom was progressing. Yet we still had to wait. Mom was now at a stage where she could be considered a danger to herself, but we still had to wait.

Finally after 3 years of this process and me having come close to having a nervous break down & realizing that our financial strain couldn't take anymore, I called our Case Manager & expressed my concerns of Mom being a danger to herself & at this stage possibly to the others living in her building because we could never be sure what she would do.

Lo & behold, I got a call the very next morning that a bed was now available for Mom.

I really don't understand this process. The patients waiting in the hospital already had 24-7 nursing care. So why does someone who is living on their own & totally dependent on a family member having to quit their job to look after them, have to take a back step for care & placement?

2014-03-23 15:56:46
Sharon Osvald Posts: 120
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Missing Mom, I simply can not imagine going through what you did for THREE years. I know how stressful our journey was and it was only from Sept to Dec (pre hospital) Dec to Apr (in hospital) and then to Long Term care. I just can't even fathom going through that for three years. That is just plain wrong. So, glad you could share your story with us.

2014-03-24 13:54:31