When the wife of Mr. B came into the Neurologist’s office, she was overwhelmed and crying with frustration. Her once affable husband was now confined to a nursing home, confused, and refusing to eat. She wanted him home!
Dr. M called Angel On My Shoulder (AOMS) to provide personalized patient care coordination and advocacy. We understand time is of the essence. Within 24 hours, AOMS made an onsite visit to the facility and coordinated and consulted with attending physicians, facility staff, and family.
After reviewing medications and consulting with the doctor, a repeat CT scan determined that a revision of his VP shunt was needed along with a change in medications. Mr. B began to respond positively. He was sleeping well, eating once again, gaining strength, and showing improved cognition. Within a week, he was ready for discharge home with caregivers.
Mr. B is now home enjoying his garden, and swimming at the community center with his family. We visit twice a month to monitor and help to coordinate his at-home care under the direction of his providers.