He has VA coverage with Aid & Attendance Medicare Part A. Dementia, is 89 yrs old, a fall risk, confused & combative when sick. My parents & I all live together. I’m their POA on everything, and co-own everything with Rights of Survivorship. This past week I did finally get an Out of Hospital DNR signed by his VA doc. He doesn’t have one yet for In-Hospital. I also asked his doc for more help at home this week - Personal Care, Respite, etc.; we already have a house cleaner - the VA just needs to approve it and get the ball rolling.
My questions are:
We’re all 3 REALLY sick right now. Can I take him to the VA ER and then refuse to take him home because it’s unsafe because I can’t care for him properly right now? Will they admit him for a few days so I can get some rest & recover from this? Would he have so many days as an in-patient before they tried to look for NH placement???
My mother & I seriously need some recovery time.