Here is a story and would like to hear what people think would happen:
Dad is diagnost with mild dementia, he is in his 80's, alone, windowed, depressed about it. He has no license, because it was revoked. He forgets to take his meds and forgets to eat, he get sick because of not taking his meds and ends up in the hospital. Or even worse, he falls and breaks a hip. If the local Social Service agency gets involve can they force him into a home ?
I have seen some posts on this, but I've not seen a definitive answer. I realize that maybe every case is different ? But I'd like to hear what the thoughts are ? My dad swears up and down "I'm not going in a home and that's my choice they can't make me." But really, can they ?