How can I approach assisted living about an issue my dad is having. According to the physical therapist, his last two meals were untouched and he is getting noticably weaker. He says the food doesn't taste good but actually it makes my mouth water so I know it's fine! He didn't even like his favorite dish last night at my house so it's something else causing him to not want to eat.
Anyway, it's ASSISTED living. I'm sure they don't track food consumption, right? If I do say something, what can they even do? If I don't say anything I doubt they'll know.
He had an episode I caught on camera which he doesn't know I know about. I'm sure he's very embarrassed but he didn't make it to the bathroom and had a big mess on his hands with poop everywhere. They helped him and it all got straightened out... but I'm wondering if he is withholding food for fear that might happen again?
I have been nothing but a pain in the butt for the past two weeks with assisted living managers about his continued decline. He hasn't lost any weight (yet) so I don't want to appear to be a "Chicken Little" always calling them.
But don't you think they would notice this not eating themselves?