Joanne Fontaine, the geriatric care manager has visited mom twice now and has been in contact with the social worker and discharge planner. I received the following email from Joanne this afternoon:
I visited with your Mom today. What a difference from Wednesday! She is obviously very tired but looks pretty good for what she has been through. She remembered me and told me she knows that if she makes it home she will need help. I spoke with Judy McKenna and Barbara (discharge planner) and Life Care [of Littleton] has offered your mother a bed when she is ready [to begin the rehab process]. Concord Health Care will sceen her this afternoon. There is no date for discharge as of this morning.
Dr. Kennedy called me later in the afternoon and said they were aiming for discharge on Sunday or Monday. They do not have any idea why she fell or why she was unable to move toward the telephone, only two feet away from where she was lying. All tests were negative and the test findings have been reviewed by at least 3 other doctors. An unfortunately, Mom remembers nothing.