After my dad (who has dementia) spent 3 weeks in the hospital and rehab, his memory care home is refusing to accept him back.
Their reason is that he is a fall risk, hyperactivity and the fact that he may require 1 on 1 supervision.
What are the rules relating to ALF/Memory care facilities reject their residents after hospital /rehab stays? Should they not give a certain number of days notice?
It’s awful that you are in this situation.
What exactly did they tell you? Do you think there is any wiggle room for negotiations?
Others will chime in to help.
Best wishes to you and your family.
As it turns out, it was an easy surgical fix and he recovered very well. I could have pressed the issue and probably gotten him back in his old place. But I was out of state, getting too old to make the 12 hour drive for each crisis so I moved him to a nice nursing home near me. It was so much easier.
The 'rules' relating to ALFs and MCs are up to the facilities themselves. If they are unequipped to properly care for your father, why would you want him to go back there anyway??? They may take him back if YOU hire an aide to be with him 24/7, which would be SO costly, but it would release them from the fall liability and the 1 on 1 care your dad now requires. If you are in a financial position to hire an extra aide, ask the MC if they'd agree to such an arrangement. Otherwise, it sounds like your dad needs Skilled Nursing now. My mom is right there too, where she's needing a SNF nowadays and not a Memory Care anymore.
It is what it is. What we want is the best level of care for them in a place that's equipped TO care for them in the best possible way, right?
He is a place where he can wander and walk around without issues... appreciate the responses.