My mom had a stroke 15 years ago-partial paralysis on whole right side. She has been on SSI since. She is going down hill. Could barely walk with cane (refuses walker), and now her right knee is completely blown. When she falls as she did Thursday, she requires the fire department to get her up as she is big and my brother can't do it alone. Luckily she has a Lifeline button. She has only 12 hours of in home nursing. She is not able to get out of bed at all-can't walk. Is black an blue all over from 5 falls this week-2 emergency room visits. The little home nurse loves her so is going over 4x a day to change diapers and feed (even though this far out does her hours). My brother called in distress because he is male and doesn't know what to do. He is a private contractor and business is tough now-but he has some jobs and he needs the money of course. I know my mom is just beside herself as she is such a proud women and diapers... Why in the heck did they not admit her? She is 72-has no working legs and can't get out of bed into a chair or onto a toilet? Isn't this neglect? I read that admitts with medicare a big deal and emergency room docs. struggle with this but??? I will call care center to send in a re-evaluation but they told my bro it could take weeks to come through to get her more hours. She sees the orthepedic surgeon next week but she may not even be a candidate for surgery to replace her knee.( Can he do anything to expedite stuff?) Isn't it medical neglect to send her home with only 12 hours nursing? How can they expect my brother to stop everything and care for her? ( I know this comes off selfish but we all have to eat) We are all going to rally to try to pay the home nurse for extra hours this week but none of us can do it for much longer. any ideas?