I have medical guardianship of my father who is in a nursing home following a stroke.He refuses to go to a doctor. Can I legally make him go? My father has always been a difficult, stubborn person. It is believed he has a mental illness, however he would not see a mental health professional so it could be confirmed. He is a very intelligent person and knows his rights. That being said, he does not take care of himself and his living conditions have been deplorable for the last 30 years or so. He lives in roach infested conditions and eats food that has spoiled and rarely bathes etc... He has a history of not following up with doctor appointments and cancelling them frequently. Upon his stroke 4 months ago, he was seen by numerous medical specialties who all requested a mental evaluation be done due to his demeanor. He was deemed incompetent to make medical decisions and it was suggested I file for guardianship. I got medical guardianship of him a month after his stroke. He is in a nursing home now. Per his physical therapists, if he put forth actual effort, he would be well enough to live in an assisted living situation, however he lays in bed all the time and is inconsistent in his efforts at therapy. He has several doctor appointments coming up and he has said he will not go. I have already rescheduled some of them and I know he will refuse to go when the day arrives. Do I have any legal right to somehow force him to go? He would be transported via an ambulance since he cannot walk well, so he would NOT be riding with me. I can't think it would be legal to strap him down to make him go, but on the other hand, I am now responsible for his medical needs. I don't want to get into trouble for not ensuring he sees the appropriate doctors. What can I do?