Continuing yesterday’s subject of leaving a care facility. I recently had a client who was told he could not go home due to a medical condition. Interestingly, the medical condition kept recurring and were treated over and over again. One question was never asked, “why is the medical condition recurring and what can we do so we don’t have to keep treating it?” Answering this question would have been too simple. It would have actually resulted in a possible solution and my client would then have been able to go home. But, solutions to medical conditions are not necessarily the responsibility of a care facility. The responsibility of a care facility lies mainly in helping individuals maintain health, not necessarily improve. Sure this sounds callous. There are many wonderful care facilities, however as with any specialty they are limited in their scope of services and treatment. Again, if you want to take charge of your own health, become educated about your health and your rights.

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PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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