Day before yesterday, Mom was doing enough better that they were going to let her go back to the assissated-living center. ...But when they did that one-more-check immediately before leaving, she had a fever and her blood pressure was back up where it shouldn't be. The doc put her on yet another medication for that and Mom decided to stay until she (and they) learned how well it was going to work and check for side-effects.
At least the hospital food is better. So far, every assisted living or post-surgical "rehab center" she has found, which includes some very nice ones, has not done all that great a job providing a low-salt diet. Feeding a few hundred or a thousand people necessarily involves some amount of processed foods and it would appear the low-salt version of those giant-sized canned veggies (etc.) is pretty uncommon. Hospitals are spending (and charging) more to feed you, but their stakes are higher if they get it wrong, so between that and the higher price, they get it right. The "senior warehouse" places, not so much.
6 months ago