Refuses to see doctor. I would like his medicare to cover. 92 yr old father with congestive heart failure is now very disoriented and confused at times, has bowel and urinary incontinence and difficulty swallowing and coughs a lot (CHF?). He still lives alone and peddles himself around his 1 story condo in his wheelchair. He WILL NOT see a doctor. His physician prescribed a home health care nurse, but the new medicare rules require he be seen by his doctor within a month or they will not pay for home nurse.
I read on this site that anyone can refer someone to hospice. Should I call them? Or wait for his next "fall" (which is usually a wheelchair to bed transfer issue) and call paramedics to help him up? They will then hopefully take him to hospital for evaluation. Then maybe someone will tell me what my options are. Living with me is not an option. I am exhausted and cannot pick him up physically or deal with his attitude mentally.