I need assistance taking care of dad. Numerous health issues are compounding and spiraling out of control. The future does not look good. He has dementia yet is highly analytical. I’m feeling traumatized by some of the stuff I’m now doing. I work full time. He lives with us.
Pcp is helping by ordering assessments to try to get Medicare paid. Dad answers questions falsely, eg he still drives, makes meals, doesn’t have trouble dressing, toileting, etc. In fact, I dress, mandate he showers, brush his teeth, he hasn’t made a meal yet alone served himself a prepared meal from the frig in over 3 years, his car has been gone for 4.
Hospice eval told me he has all his faculties and lives independently. I have never been so shocked.
How do I navigate this, especially when my Dad will dispute my correct answers during assessments?