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Nursing Home Changed Mom’s Medications Without Telling Me


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Dear Carol: My mother has been in a nursing home for over a year due to back-to-back strokes. She’s only 74, so this has been a hard adjustment for everyone. She has minor dementia symptoms due to vascular dementia which I’m told is common after strokes. My problem is that during a video chat the floor nurse casually mentioned a reaction that mom had from a medication change that I hadn’t been told about before. I try not to be overbearing when it comes to Mom’s care, but since I haven't been allowed to see her close up, it seems more important than ever that I’m kept up to date. They do a good job in general, but to me, that includes sharing important information with me. I was nice, but I told her that I expect to be informed about any changes. Am I out of line? - KD

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