HI! My dad is so sick. Almost 88yo. The doctor recommended Palliative Care today. Yes or No? He is Delusional ALL THE TIME now. People trying to get him 24/7. They have metal legs and come and go out of his closet. 3 kids. They do nothing but sit and stare at him and follow him w/ their eyes around his room. They ALWAYS have an evil smile on their faces. He left his AL room the other night and went around the back of the building and tried to dig in the dirt by the fence trying to find out where/how they were getting into his room. He has pulled the fire alarm in the middle of the night and called 911 to report them cuz no one believes him in the AL. I have been bringing him home to my house at night to help get thru this but he doesn't wanna be a burden on me so he wants to stay in his own apt. I have tried so many meds in the last few months to try and help But I think this might be his new level of sanity. His ankles are swelling up like balloons and he can barely walk; he hangs on me, the walls, the chairs, he's bent over his walker, pushing it w/ his elbows. For one reason and another, I'm the only one who has been w/ him in 3 and half yrs. Since I work from home I was able to take him out on an outing every day for that whole time and what a gift!!! He was/is so much fun! We laughed til my mascara ran everyday! But the last 4mos his health has been really bad. Drs visits all the time. Blood tests til his arms are purple;Every scan known to man;Hospital stays and hrs in the waiting rooms. He said he is done! Now that I'm done venting~~~ What about palliative care? Is it paid by insurance? Is it the end of the line? Are they kind to him? Is he drugged? Will he recover? Does he stay in his AL or is he moved to a hospital setting? Thank You all! I have been reading here for the last 5mos and appreciate what everyone who cares for the elderly are going thru.