So the Parma Hospital won't take her. We're looking at the Old Folks Home now. Waiting to find out if her insurance will allow her to go there. Either way, we're going to get her on Monday or Tuesday and bring her home. This moving to rehab thing is mostly just an exercise to put her somewhere while we wait for her sisters to arrive and take her.
Some talk about getting Hospice, Wheelchair, Bedpans, Hospital Bed for her at home. As it is, right now, I'm not the Medical Power of Attorney. So I can't do any of that. We're going to need to figure it out when they get here.
Mom is still able to text me on the phone and seems mostly lucid. Though she forgets things and misunderstands things. For instance, I've told her the situation with her back-door multiple times. That the door frame is busted and the repairman is coming to fix the door frame. And the cost is going to be around $700.
This morning, she wrote me and told me that she has another door in the rafters of the garage and that she thinks we could use that door instead of buying a new door.
So once again, I tell her that the door is fine. It's the door frame.
I suspect this will only get worse. It's probably like Alzheimer's. They both impact the brain in a similar fashion. Although in my Mom's case, it seems more confusion than forgetfulness. It's strange.
Ex-Sister in Law and Brian's first two daughters are going to visit with her tonight.
I have the Notary paper all done, but forgot to bring the insurance papers to work. So that will be tomorrow's exercise. I may have to take some time off of work if I find myself on hold too long. Some of this is going to require a lot of time on the phone I think. But I have the ability to fax things here, so may be easier to get it done.
Right now, the main problem is a $15,000 hospital bill that I believe should have at least partially been covered by her "Out of Pocket Maximum" which is the limit on the amount of money you pay yourself before insurance covers the rest.
I also need to call her bank and get her online banking password reset.
Both require the Notary.
Meanwhile, I have paid her current bills that I've received in the mail. For the time being she has enough cash in her checking account to deal with anything that comes in, minus the gigantic hospital bill. I need to get access to her accounts to figure out how her checking gets populated with funds. Either Medicare check and 401k distribution lands there, or it lands in a different account.
My Mom's banking situation is COMPLEX to say the least. For instance, she has a bank account devoted purely to taxes. Things like that are going to drive me bonkers as I try to put the pieces together on what is what.
Today she asked me to bring her nail clippers and underwear as well. I have to meet the door repairman tomorrow night, so will pick up this junk then. I also need to get her snow tires on her car so her sisters have something to drive when they are here. Then I have to exchange cars in her driveway again so I can pick them up on Monday night and everything is kosher.
Plus transport the dogs and dog stuff back to her house.