My father suffered a heart attack; I have to take care of insurance, doctors, and legal matters where do I start?
I'm lost. In the last 3 months my father has suffered a heart attack and most recently a mild stroke. I have to take care of what insurances he has, his doctor and specialists and follow up care. After talking to him since the stroke I can tell there is a slight declination mentally and he is confused about what he is supposed to be doing and how to handle it.
I don't know where to start and with what!! Who do I talk to? We can't afford an attorney. He has medicare, V.A. and B.C.B.S of Arizona. I don't know which one does what and/or covers what.
Do I have to have power of attorney to be able to talk to his doctors?
Do I talk to him alone or have somebody else present? It is critical that he keeps his dignity and that anything that has to be done won't be stripping it away. He is already scared and upset about the heart attack and stroke and the changes he's had to make so far.
How do I find out what is considered his primary insurance and do they have to have referalls for specialists?
All I know is that I have to do things my dad can't and I am so confused.