When the patient picked up the Angel On My Shoulder brochure in her doctor’s office, she was looking for a nurse to help her return to her home. Mrs. G was placed in assisted living after a vertebreplasty and was mistakenly taking her thyroid medications for her pain medications.
Mrs. G did not have family to advocate for her, but was relieved to learn that not only could we help her return to her home, but we could advocate for her. We coordinated with her PCP and neurosurgeon, and suggested readmission to skilled rehab (she was within her 60 day Medicare days). After a lengthy rehabilitation, and pain specialist support, Mrs. G has returned to her home with 24/hr caregivers.