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Old January 11th, 2020, 09:18 PM #1
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Rehab facility suggestions?

Hope this is an appropriate place for this kind of question.

Anyone have any suggestions for a Long Term Care/Rehab facility in the Brandywine area preferably but anywhere in Southern MD or even up to Baltimore/Annapolis area are ok.

My father was hospitalized for the last almost 3 weeks with a severe case of pneumonia and septic shock/sepsis. The pneumonia and septic shock are all gone, he is just very weak now and needs to go to a place to recover and get stronger.

He was admitted to Communicare in Fort Washington (12021 Livingston Road) on release from the hospital, but within 5 hours he called me and said he wasnt staying and I didnt pick him up he would walk out. So I went and saw just how bad it was (he was transferred at 9pm last night while I was working) and immediatly demanded his release. The place was a dark musty dingy (I am holding back some, it was a shit-hole.) Maybe there is apart of the place that looks like the brochure or thier website, but I didnt see it anywhere in the walk though the place to get him)

I took him straight to a hospital ER from there (he still had a Foley catheter and IV's and is too weak to be home)

They are going to keep him at the hospital until I find a rehab place for him to be transferred to. (Walter Reed is and has been very good about this)

Google reviews are about as useless for this as they are for ER's, you only really get the negatives and most of those seem to be people who seem overly entitled or annoyed that someone was more sick than them got more attention faster kinda thing.

Looking for any suggestions especially from people with first hand experience.
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Old January 11th, 2020, 09:28 PM #2
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Would Charlotte Hall Veterans Home be something for him? St Mary’s County. My wife’s Aunt, who was a vet was there along with one of my wife’s uncles. Wish you luck.
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Chesapeake Shores in Lexington Park is ok.
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Old January 11th, 2020, 09:34 PM #4
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I don't have personal experience with inpatient rehab. So this is not experience as a patient or a family member.

But I work with MedStar hospitals as a business partner. I am in their facilities several times a year.

They are always clean and the staff seems friendly at every location. I can't speak to any of their hospitals' rehab units specifically but I can say their facilities overall are clean and safe for humans. (I have been to the kind of facility you had experience with this week and I agree....they are not safe for human use)

North of Baltimore I can personally vouch for GMBC hospital. Their rehab facilities and staff are great. But I am not sure if they take transfer patients. I think they reserve their rehab unit for people who have surgeries in the hospital. But they are worth calling.

Your best bet is to talk to your primary care doc. Doesn't even have to be your dad's. Yours will do if he/she is a decent doc. No matter how much we know about medical facilities....doctors know more. They know people who work at the. They know what facilities have good care. Just call and ask. U fortunately you probably have to wait until Monday to do that, and this sounds like something you need to figure out tomorrow.
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We had a pretty good experience with the LaPlata assisted living facility some years ago with my Grandmother. Don't know about now.
More recently we've had my Mother-in-Law hospitalized in Annapolis twice this year, and each time she needed Rehab after for weeks.
First time she convalesced at Crofton Rehab and it was OK, but that they ended up sending her home before she was ready. She still couldn't get up out of a chair consistently.
The second time was at Fairmont in Crownsville, who did a better job with PT and prepping her to step back into her life. (she did say the food sucked...)
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Prayers up for his quick recovery, and strength and patience for you!
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My mom's at the Severna Park location of http://www.genesishcc.com/ and we aren't necessarily totally thrilled with them, but that has more to do with her not having the strength to even get out of bed and having an issue eating enough, but that was the same with the hospital food. So if he can at least do that he should be ok.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I have a bit of time to decide so am going to try to visit a few of these places to take a look. Genesis was mentioned by one of his nurses while hospitalized and they have a place less than 8 miles from me so that might be ideal gonna have to do a bit more looking at them. Charlotte Hall veterans home I had forgotten about totally, gonna see if he qualifies/etc as well. He was hospitalized at a Medstar hospital last August and liked it, gonna look at their rehab stuff too.

Basically he can feed himself, clean himself, etc but cant really walk more than 10 or so steps before needing assistance (weak and tired) he also needs to continue Oxygen therapy which I assume most places can do but will have to ask specifically.
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We had a perfect experience at Restore Health Rehabilitation Center in a White Plains. Good luck....
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We had a perfect experience at Restore Health Rehabilitation Center in a White Plains. Good luck....
We visited a few places, Restore among them and they are choice #2 right now.

Sagepoint in La Plata has private rooms for his rehab which is a bonus and is where we are going to ask the hospital to send him. (Restore only has shared rooms available at the moment, which should be OK for him if as a fallback)

Both looked very nice and the staff were very nice that we met.
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Shared rooms can be a nightmare.

My mom spent some time in a rehab after a hospital stay and they didn't offer private rooms. One woman she roomed with initially was a victim of severe dementia and spent about half her waking hours screaming for the staff, and the other half wimpering that she had to go to the hospital. Staff had learned to ignore her and tried to minimize the problem to us. We had to threaten to take her out of the facility and file a complaint with Medicare to get any action. Got her moved into a second room, with a lady who was "hard of hearing" (deaf as a F'N stump) and had her TV blaring non-stop. Couldn't talk over it, couldn't sleep... Her final, third roommate was hot-blooded and had to have the AC at max all the time, but at least mom could cover up. The facility was mostly fine, it was the inmates...

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....Both looked very nice and the staff were very nice that we met.
The "staff you met" were on their very best behavior and likely hand-picked for sales/PR.
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