Your Care Not Only Depends on Payor, It Is Payor and Only Payor (even if you have the money)

When my dad was admitted to the hospital on Friday afternoon after several hours in the ER, the nursing staff interviewed me about his medical history and such. I made it clear that my primary concerns were:

  1. Figure out the level of care he needs and is likely to need in the near future (activities of daily living), and
  2. Explore home and institutional settings.