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Found out my sister did ask for a 5 day respite, dad is currently in a facility. I try to get over my dad's apartment when i can. I have many issues with my health as well and can't move my dad. As well as no money for gas to get there. ..i am waiting on disability live on $100 a month. I know he will be cared for four a few more days not sure after that....hospice seems fine with him on his own and not with someone there 24/7???
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Hospice requires someone to be with the patient at all times. I'm willing to bet that APS forced the POA to admit him to a facility with proper care. If I were you I would call APS again and ask where he is.
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dmkrueger71, who is taking care of your Dad all day and all night?  Hopefully it is not just your sister.  If it is just her, she probably is totally overwhelmed and doesn't have the energy to talk or visit with anyone.

Instead of calling APS, why not set up a schedule so that you and your sister can work as a team for your Dad's well being.   

Yes, Hospice will come in to check on your Dad, but they are not full-time caregivers.  They usually will come in to check vitals and then leave.  A bath aide might come in a couple times a week just to bathe your Dad.  A volunteer may stop by to keep your Dad company for a half hour or so, but she cannot do restroom duties for him.  A Priest or Minister, or whomever your Dad wants, will stop by for a few minutes.
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Dad is currently living in his own apartment. Hospice is suppose to come once a day. My sister who is 52 is the POA. Dad's medical issues include: diabetes, PAD, CHF, hx of strokes, vascular dementia, and currently has gangrene in his foot. My father said he will not have the amputation of his leg so the gangrene/infection will go through his body. He is bedridden and totally incontinent now. Last week I called APS on her because my father is being left in dirty, wet diapers, wet clothes, and only the food that he can eat on a little end table that he can roll too. Also the POA told my dad to not answer his phone which is the only way we can get into his apartment building, by him buzzing us in with the phone. No bad interactions with my father. I started to care for him after my mom passed away until he got into his own apartment. (He fell and broke his hip in September 2016 moved in his apartment October 2016). Recently the POA moved dad into a facility for 5 days but did not tell us where he was.
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We really need to have more information... such as what are the health issues with your father?.... does Dad live at home, or in a facility? Who is the Power of Attorney, a grown child or sibling?

Curious, have there been any issues between you and your father in the past? Just trying to get a back story to help us direct you.
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