My 75 year old mother has many medical issues, most recently she was in the hospital for flare up of diverticulitis, during the stay she got CDiff. They released her after 10 days but she had fluid overload. I had to move into her tiny apartment to care for her, she couldn't get in/out of bed or to bathroom without assistance, never mind basic hygiene or food. After 5 days we finally got a VNA visit and nurse agreed with me that mom needed to be back in hospital. Ambulance was called but my mom refused to go. Luckily after 24 hours I convinced her she needed to go back to hospital. The treated her for the fluid overload, severe edema in legs, and Pulmonary edema. At the hospital she had a second occurrence of CDiff. After 14 days she was released and agreed to go to a rehabilitation facility. She was getting stronger and able to walk to and from bathroom with a walker but could not get into bed alone due to still having edema in legs/feet. Well yesterday she fell during PT, right to the floor when trying to sit into her wheelchair. So now she has gone backwards. I am trying to stay positive, rehab says typical stay is 7-14 days. I can't imagine her being ok by then. I can't move in with her, her apartment is so small, I work from home but have my own family and children. My husband is great but there is no quality of life for her or myself in this situation. Do I have rights to get her stay longer in rehab since she fell in their care?