- January 19, 2013 - 09:20
This situation is real and today. Since October my mother has been in the Amherst Hospital waiting placement in a long term facility. Just before Christmas the family was told by her case working she could be two years waiting for a placement. At 92, will she make it and what will be the quality of her life. WE have make full use of home care support for approximately 10 years which allowed her to live on her own until it was determined by her doctor it was no longer safe to do so. Now that long care is her only option it is not available to her. Some one lacked planning and forward thinking. Mom is fortunate as she has family close by who visit her daily but there are so many others who do not. The hospital is not equipped to care for this sort of long term patient.