Person does not hardly move, laying in bed and wanders very little. He was almost like a walking zombie. He does not take or forgets to take meds prescribed for Blood Pressure, Cholestrol, etc. We have to buy food for him since he does not leave his house. Recently, after a small stay in the hospital (against his wishes but a neighbor called to have him admitted) for uncontrolled Blood Pressure, the hospital no only refused to discharge him unless 24/7 care was provided. He was then transferred to a nursing facility at $10K/month out of pocket. Now that he is in the nursing facilty, he has become bedridden, doesn't eat 3 meals a day, has been zippered into a hosiptal bed to prevent him from leaving the bed, and has apparently become completely incontinent and no longer uses a bathroom/restroom. For the past 3 weeks he has become almost like an infant. He does nothing but eat occassionally, sleep or languish in the bed, and pees/craps himself, like an infant. However, he does need to take a few meds. The facility refuses to release him from their facilty until 24/7 care is provided to him. What type of arrangements can be made for him and what type of care is available that would basically do the samething at his home. It appears that home care would replicate the facility care he is currently receiving if (I am being blunt about this), someone changes his Depends in the morning after throwing him into the shower, puts a meal in front of him, and watch him take his meds 3 times a day. The rest of the time he will do what he has done for the last three weeks, which is staring off into space from his bed.
This might all sound cold hearted but the facility and the hospital have provided no information to suggest he is medically, emotional, or mentally incapacitated. As such, the Power of Attorney in place can not be used. It should be noted that the facility had him sign Medicaid and Medicare applications, indicating he has the legal capacity to sign documents. His financial resources are being drained very fast and if a solution or a course of action is not found soon, he will just wind up becoming a ward of the state.
As a layman, it seems to me there should be a way to provide services 3 times a day for roughly an hour or two and allow him to languish like he is doing in the current facility. He has received no medical attention in the past 3 weeks, meaning nothing after he was "transferred" (not discharged and admitted) to the nursing facility. Over $10K per month for what he is getting seems outrageous.
There has been no physical therapy (not sure if it is needed) and his joints are starting to atrophy. He walked into the hospital about a month ago, very little was done, we were not given any information concerning at medical/mental conditions beyond his high Blood Pressure, and now he is almost completely bed-ridden and unable to take care of his basic bodily functions.