Coming Home

By | Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 7:17 pm

Bozzo is being discharged from the nursing home next week.  They said they’ve reached a plateau in his therapy and haven’t seen any improvement in awhile, so they’ve gone as far as they can, and they said they have no reason to keep him there any longer.  They stressed that he needs 24/7 supervision though, and should not be left alone at all.  Penny and Clayton have told them that they feel they can provide the coverage he needs, so they’re sending him home.  He still isn’t able to walk on his own, which is the main problem.  His memory and cognition skills have also gotten a little worseas well, so we have to keep an eye on that as well.

But for the time being he’ll be back where he wants to be–at home.  He hasn’t liked the nursing home, and says the food is pretty bad, so he’s anxious to get back home again.  Hopefully he understands that he’s expected to get motivated every day, out of bed, dressed, and move around a bit.  Since the nursing home has required this all during his stay, maybe he’ll stick with it and not fall back to his old lazy ways.  He knows he’ll end up back in that nursing home if we can’t handle him, so maybe that’ll keep him motivated.  We’ve scheduled an aide to come in 3 days a week for a couple hours a day to help with him, and we might do more days if it works out and he can afford it.  It’ll give Penny and/or Clayton a few hours off on these days.  So we’ll see how it goes.