My father just came home from the nursing home with a feeding tube. He is not supposed to have any foods or liquids but has them anyway. How can I get my dad to listen to me?
Dad just came home from nursing home with a feeding tube. Unable to walk. My mom is arthritic - difficult for her to attend to him. Nursing will be coming in to assist. Dad cannot have any food or liquids by mouth. He is insistent that he CAN eat. We are concerned because this can lead to aspiration pneumonia. Dad won't listen to anyone. Any suggestions? We feel he may have been discharged from nursing home a bit prematurely.