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I live in Fort Wayne Indiana and my father also lives here. I am the legal guardian of the person and my brother is legal guardian of the finances. I want to limit the amount of information my father gets about his medications, because he refuses to take them. The assisted living facility says that my father still has all his resident rights and therefore can ask for all medication lists with side effects, even though he has dementia and cannot understand that he will not necessarily have those side effects or the percentage of people that have actually had a specific side effects from a given med. Also, there are no limits listed in the guardianship that my brother and I exercise jointlly.

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If he does not take the meds, he will get kicked out or end up in a psych unit where he has no choice. AL cannot force him and will not risk an assault on the aide to get it done. Even if you got a court order to medicate him, the AL won't do it, they will just tell you to move him to a psych unit.
Ask them about moving him to the lock down unit, if they have one.
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Your dad's Patient Rights trump guardianship. If he wants information on his medication the facility has to give it to him. But since your dad has dementia is there a way you can work with the facility on this? Maybe the Med Tech can tell him that she doesn't have the info right there with her but she'll get it to him when she's done. Maybe by then he will have forgotten about it. Do you think the staff would redirect him in this way? I know it's not common that staff in facilities go out of their way to help someone but maybe....?
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