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His health is severely declining and he won't go to the hospital. He probably won't give me POA, but I'm out of ideas

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Christi903, one thing to try is to tell Dad that if he doesn't have an annual checkup with a doctor that he will lose all future medical care..... I know it is a fib, but sometimes we need to do what is called "therapeutic fibs" to get our elders to do what is in their best interest.
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Even with you as POA he can still refuse to go to the hospital. As Angel said, it's his right to refuse care.
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If he is competent you cannot get control. If he is competent and he is refusing care, that is his right.

Often in this situation you would need to wait for a major event to happen, something catastrophic like a fall, or a delusional breakdown, to call an ambulance and have him taken to the hospital.

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