My mother was admitted for post stroke rehabilitation after a stay at a Kindred Care facility. I was very pleased at first, hearing that Alhambra had high marks for rehabilitation. Unfortunately every time I visited mother I became terribly ill.
Unfortunately Alhambra took a personal and unprofessional posture toward me and my relationship with my mother. Asserting that I was not really getting ill after visiting mother, but that this was an excuse I was using not to visit my mother.
I went on-line and did some research for support or an understanding of why I kept getting ill. This is where I found out about MRSA. I brought my printouts to them, again explaining that I had gotten pneumonia at least once with an X-ray verification and that I was on my third course of antibiotics in less than two months.
They curtailed my even asking if it were possible if mother had MRSA. Tests had been done! Nobody is allowed treatment or entry into their hospital without tests.
My mother is currently at Olympia Hospital being treated for pneumonia and MRSA. She is there for a second time now since her treatment and release from Alhambra. If they had investigated my assertions, they would have found that the previous hospital, Eisenhower had found MRSA present in her saliva, and took necessary precautions.
My issue with Alhambra is there personal involvement in gossip (and their rather obvious dislike of me), clouded the serious nature of my mother s health and their ability to provide care.
This has lead to ongoing health and financial problems that have lasted months causing my mother life threatening problems that continue today.