We are hospital physicians who see your frustration with loved ones stuck in the hospital. They get weaker by the day without enough exercise, do not get the proper attention at meals, and the staff constantly changes.
They do not have consistent care from someone who knows them and understands their unique needs. We hear your frustration with the lack of communication and the generic discharge plans focused on the hospital rather than the patient.
Seniors with low mobility in hospitals are 5.6 times more likely to require a nursing home at discharge.