Mudcat Café message #3569111 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152446   Message #3569111
Posted By: GUEST,mg
23-Oct-13 - 02:12 AM
Thread Name: Curmudgeon In Hospice - [update 13 November]
Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon In Hospital - Oct 2013
I suspect you have a liability claim against the wheelchair manufacturer and/or its reps both for failing to train and for having a defective product. that is what their insurance is for...i hope someone with a legal or insurance background can advise you...it could be enough to rough in a handicapped bathroom in the small private room...a man just days out of the hospital iwth reduced heart function lying next to a chamber pot for several hours does not make for good publicity.

you and SRS are right about getting that room ready...if stuff can not be sold, recycled, stored elsewhere it still would be better to put some in the living stacked up..safely and out of the way of course..in order to give tom a private room. i keep focusing on the toilet situation but it is the probably most important consideration in keeping independence, pride etc...and using a private room vs. a living room is better for both the patient and other family members who might not want to have guests etc. in a room with toilet facilities if there is another option..

I I hop e \\ that people will step forward to do the physical moving of stuff...some can probably go right out the door and some can have delayed decisions...and you will have your living room back for guests, reading etc....