Will you keep your loved one in the hospital forever? Please share your view.
May 8, 2008 4:42pm CST
I have a friend whose mother had a fatal car accident 6 years old, resulting in severe mental and physical disability. Now she has been caring by the local hospital for the past 4 years. Recently the local hospital requires my friend and her husband to take her home as she doesn’t require any acute medical treatment, which would require hospitalization anymore. However, my friend said they only have a one bedroom on the fourth floor flat with no lift, without disabled facilities to care their mother (-in-laws). Apparently, the local housing department is willing to provide the necessary and well-equipped accommodation for my friend so that they can look after the mother at home rather than hospitalization. But my friend and her husband prone to keep their mother in the hospital so that she can be looked after by the professional medical staff. So what is your opinion on this issue? Would you keep your loved one in the hospital forever or you will take them home? Will you give up your work to care your loved one?
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9 May 08
Hello friend, Madonal. In your friend's situation, I think that it is better for the hospital to take good care of their mother, who is suffering severe mental and physical disability. Because they are professionals and know more how to take good care of people like their mother to make their life a better quality one. What do you think, for the good of the mother? Anyway, I wish that some miracle would happen to the mother. Bless her.
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8 May 08
Sounds like they just don't want to be burdened by her. It's not fair to ask her mother to continue living in a hospital. It's a waste of money, and resources, not to mention I'm sure the mother would be much more comfortable elsewhere. If they take her home I'm sure they'd allow home health aides to help out. If they truly can't take her home they could look into an assisted living facility and have the home health aides see to her, and they themselves visit her often.
8 May 08
if the doctors said she doesn't need any acute medical treatment, then it is advisable to bring her home. if all facilities are available at home, then it is the best for the patient. you could appoint a professional caretaker at home to look after. since she has mental disability, a homely environment will be good.
9 May 08
Hello there, thanks for sharing your view. I think this is one of the best solutions. But it may cost a fortune to appoint a professional caretaker at home. I reckon this could be the reason why my friend rather leaves their mother in the hospital, which is free.