My Dad is 93 and ill. He will not get outside help.
My Dad was recently in the hospital for two weeks and declined dramatically. He can barely walk with a walker and cannot drive. I flew to Florida to care for him, but had to leave after two weeks. I live in Ohio. My Dad has cancelled all of his doctor's appointments and kicked the visiting nurse out of the house. He lives alone in a condo with no friends or family nearby (my brother lives 9 hours away). I stocked him up with food before I left, but begged him to call a home health service (I gave him the brochure) so at least he would have someone come in a few hours per week, do shopping, run him to the doctor, etc. He has refused. He is very stubborn and can be quite nasty. Many health professionals have refused to treat him. But he is my Dad and I love him dearly. I was planning on going down to FL to check up on him in August, but I fear he will not last that long if he keeps this up. In fact, he might run out of groceries by the end of this week and I have no clue what he plans on doing. My therapist thinks maybe he is chosing to die this way. I will not resort to legal action; he would never forgive me. I am thinking of going down again in a few days but I cannot keep going back and forth. I am going down in August regardless. Please help.