My Dad is 82 my Mother is 77. I recently spoke with their Doctors to get a Rx for in home healthcare. I travel frequently and am the only sibling near enough to look in on them when I am in town. My Mother accepted enrollment and was seen twice by nurses. She now no longer answers calls to make any further appointments. My Father was recently contacted by the home care agency to have an initial screening for in home care and he declined their services. Both Parents are on Many Meds and are not taking them correctly. They both have had problems that have landed them in the ER due to not taking Meds correctly. I asked them to do this for my piece of mind when I am not in town. They apparently think they have everything under control. Mother has semi sharp mind and very weak body, Dad has semi strong body very weak mind. Extremely concerned that nobody is available to look in on them. Sending them to Assisted care will just open up a Brand New can of Worms. Any advice would be Greatly appreciated.
My parents went through something very similar. My mom was not eating and not remembering to take her medication and my dad was very forgetful. We had their doctor step in and talk with all of us about their options. Sometimes hearing what they need to hear from a third party can be more insightful to them. Anyway, this is what worked for me. Hope that helps!
Thank you J.R. I did that as you read from my question. Their separate Doctors had differing opinions about in home healthcare. In my State you must have a Doctors Rx to even call for Medicare in home assistance. Both Doctors provided the Rx yet both Parents declined the Care. Doctors opinions made no difference. Their response is 911 if something happens. They don’t get the fact that a visiting nurse could possibly prevent a 911 call. Thank You for your input!
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