Me and mom took my dad with dementia up to Aspire Mental Hospital for help and now they won't let him out. What do we do?

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I have medical power of attorney, How do I make them release him?

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So glad it all worked out. Medicare is a health insurance. Only pays for short term rehab and nursing care. That why there's Medicaid.
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He has been released and we brought him home. He is much better. They said he had a psychotic break from the dementia. They doubled one of his meds and that has helped a great deal. I am trying to find a pro bono elder attorney to help me get the qualified for medicaid since medicare don't help pay for a nursing home. They government don't really help the elderly very much and when you find someone the red tape is ridiculous to get through. He should be good for a while. this all started when his anger got totally out of control, he did not hurt anyone but he was making threats. Thank you all for you help.
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Since they are scheduled to release him on Thursday and it is already Wednesday, how do get him released is probably no longer an issue.

I certainly hope they have a treatment plan that will make caring for him easier.

Let us know how this goes.
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As Sue asked "Why did you take him there?" Where are you taking him to live--with your Mom again or in a Memory Care Unit? What is the possibility that your Dad might have a similar problem in the future and need to be hospitalized or placed in a facility for his own behavioral problems?
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Why did you take him there?
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Thank you all the doc said he was going to release him on Thursday. I want him out because of the things going on in there. My dad has dementia and the last thing he needs is to be around people throwing themselves on the floor and really acting out. He needs it to be calm where he is.
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Your father has dementia, right? And apparently he was having some kind of behavioral crisis that you and your mom thought could be handled best at a mental hospital. So you took him to one. Is that right so far? How long ago was this?

You signed some paperwork when he was admitted. Do you or your mother have a copy of that paperwork? That will probably answer many of your questions. If you've misplaced it (I can never keep track of the stuff they give out at a hospital!) ask at the office for a copy. Even a blank form would remind you of what you signed.

Why do you want your father discharged? I assume they are working toward getting him stabilized to ensure that whatever behavior caused you to admit him is not as likely to occur again. That would be a good outcome, wouldn't it? Why not let them complete the testing/ treatments they've started?

Start by reading the paper you signed. Come back and talk to us some more. Caring for a loved one with dementia is a very challenging and frustrating role, as many of us here know firsthand.
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Are you talking about Aspire Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Services in Albany, Georgia? Was your Dad seen at the "Walk-In Crisis Assessment" Clinic for "Crisis Intervention" or "Crisis Stabilization BHCC"? If so, then there may be some specific requirements that need to be met before your Dad can be released from the facility. He can't just walk out because he wants to. Sorry.
www.aspirebhdd.org
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Ken's daughter,
More information would be helpful.
Did your Dad have a violent episode?
Did he have hallucinations?
Were the police involved?
What was the reason you and your mother took him there?

If they have found he is a danger to himself or others, they can't release him until he is stable.

You really need to speak with the doctor (psychiatrist) who is treating your dad. If necessary, make an appointment or go up there and wait for him to talk to you.

They can't just "hold" him against his will unless there's a good reason for it.
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Him and me signed some papers that’s all I really know. So I guess it was voluntary I tried to speak with the doctor many times he will not return my calls
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