Since Wednesday, I have been calling our doctor’s office to get them to fax an order to a home health agency so that a nurse can come by and do Nick’s bowel program. Today, the doc’s office is closed and the home health agency still does not have the form.
Oh, Todd, I did not realize
your grandmother was in a nursing home now. I hope she is adjusting well to the change.
Yes, it is irritating when the techs have to go get a nurse for every little thing. I know that in hospitals, Certified Nursing Assistants can draw blood, insert catheters, and do many things in addition to just taking vital signs and emptying bedpans, but it does not seem to be the same in rehab places, and from your experience, nursing homes.
I will definitely have a word with the doc next time one of us has an appointment. And I plan to be at the doc’s office when it opens on Monday with two fax numbers and a request for an order I can hold in my hand and take to the home health place if necessary.
Thanks, Todd, for the suggestion about the standing order. I’ll do that.
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Grandma fell and broke her ankle. She’s in the nursing home only until she heals and rehabs, then she’ll come back home. She is supposed to get her cast off on the 30th.