I live in CA. He has 4th stage lung cancer, and less than 6 months to live. No doctor has referred him to a social worker, he seems to have fallen through a crack in the system. His Oncologist just told him he has less than 6 month's to live, we both think he has MUCH less. He rents a room in a boarding house. He is legally disabled, and on medicare. He turns 60 on NOV 5th. He needs care outside of his rental room. He needs a case manager to co-ordinate care. I do not know how to get him either.
He is on heavy pain meds, and the hospital recently installed a pain pump under his skin. He has lymp-node and spinal involvement. He is NOT on antidepressants or anti-anxiety meds, but I think he should be.
I am his POA but he doesn't seem to be able to get HIPPA forms signed for me. I don't know how to get this done, I have talked to many of his doctors and asked them to put a form in his files to remind them on his next visit. (in case he forgets).