Saturday Recurring Vacancy Resolved?
For months now we had ongoing difficulty having Saturday night shifts covered. Prior to each month the upcoming staffing schedule would arrive with Saturday’s blank. The nursing agency was always scrambling to find someone to work. Sometimes they were successful. Sometime they weren’t.Last week the agency told me they have a candidate to regularly take Saturday nights. She would be over for orientation (last night). I crossed my fingers that we would like her. Thank goodness, we do. At least at first blush. Hey, she loves dogs… that helps.
Monday Through Wednesday Nursing Change
The nurse that has been with us since we returned from Kessler in September 2010 is slated for replacement in June, provided we approve of the candidate the nursing agency is sending for orientation on Monday. Again, I am keeping my fingers crossed.
I a small way I’m sad to see her leave. She was solid until lately.
Lately… that’s the problem. I noticed a decline in her performance. Nothing major, but noticeable just the same. It was just small things, like not emptying the suction canister after her shift. Still, I pay attention to details and demand those who care for Ryan do the same. I was going to talk to her about this.
That is until I got wind on Wednesday that she was considering leaving us. She cited a rough commute and not enough time with the family. These are both valid reasons. For me, however, it means she is not fully committed, and it showed in her performance. The day I heard she was entertaining this idea of leaving Ryan I had the gears in motion to replace her as quickly as possible. The nursing agency is on-board too.
I’m hopeful the transition will go quickly and smoothly.
Therapy Agency To Begin Soon
All-in-all, our insurance has been very good to us. Sue has built a wonderful relationship with them and they know we are sincere in our requests. We are selective in what we ask for and have never tried to dupe them. From a purely economic point, our care of Ryan has saved them loads of money. Having Ryan at home is best for everyone.
We were delightfully surprised when they called and informed us they found a therapy agency that will take Ryan’s case. They did ALL the leg work on our behalf! All they asked that we do is get a physician’s script of medical necessity.
If I had any doubt that Capital Home Health Care screwed us before, it is now entirely removed. If you remember, they made claims that the reduction in visits was forced upon them by our insurance. It wasn’t. You can read about it in the link at the bottom of the page.
CHHC was caught in deception (in my informed opinion) with some contrived story that fell flat. When I challenged them on it they did the unspeakable and discharged Ryan, leaving us in the lurch.
Since then, I have picked-up the slack. Ryan was never impacted by this seemingly unethical company. But, I was. Both my hands ache 24-hours a day. Literally, I have nearly no grip-strength left in either hand and the pain begins at the elbows and throbs to every joint in my fingers. My back is fried. It hurts to breathe.
But, I’ll look on the positive side… it’s only painful on the inhalation.
- Capital Home Health Care Employee Admits Wrong Doing and Company Pressure (rallyforryan.wordpress.com)