My friend is 89 and hasn't been to a Dr. in many, many years. She doesn't even have a primary care Dr. Takes no medications whatsoever.
Her memory is failing, she is often confused and has started to show signs of paranoia. a couple of times she has said things that suggest she is delusional at times. Her son lives with her but he works full time and she is alone all day. Even getting her to accept Meals on Wheels was a challenge. She had stopped eating, she couldn't even remember that food had been prepared and left for her in the fridge. Meals on Wheels has been very good though. She is now eating. We want to make an appt. with a Dr and take her kicking and screaming but we lack her medicare insurance information and without that we can't even get the appt. nobody has power of attorney over her.