Three weeks ago I moved my dad to memory care. He was falling at home a lot. He was also confused as to where his home was located and tried to walk down the road. I had 24 hour care during Covid but now funds are running out. He could walk with a walker with help when he first arrived at memory care with baby steps. Now after four falls that have caused a black eye, bruised ribs, two hospital visits, three staples in back of head and now a broken arm, he cannot pull himself up from bed or walk. But he is his normal dementia self when awake. When pain and depression meds are given he sits in his wheel chair with his head hanging down. Not talking.
He is too doped up.
Facility offered hospice evaluation but he is not terminal. They would just add care for him. And told me that some residents have been on hospice for years. Please help me understand. I don’t want them to dope him up to not have to mess with him.
I don’t know what to do.