My father is basically the nicest guy but about once a month he gets stubborn and hits his caretakers. He has been dismissed from 3 nursing homes in the area for hitting. He has been baker acted and is currently at a mental facility to adjust his medication. Between hospitals for a UTI and rehab nursing homes he has been in 7 different places in 6 weeks. He can return to assisted living only if he has 24 hr private aid. That costs around 400 per day, who can afford that? What are caretakers supposed to do with an aggresive patient? I know with alzheimers this is not unusual but people treat you like it is. I do not know what to do. I am trying to get him qualified for medicare. If I put him in another nursing home this will probably happen again. Thanks for any advise you have!
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