The hard part is over.
I'm matching you with one of our specialists who will be calling you in the next few minutes.
ex. When my son was in the hospital (he was born premature),
the resident doctor wanted to do some type of surgery (this was at least 20 years ago, so the type of surg. escapes me)--but he had some other surgery (I think it was eustacian tubes put in the ears, but don't quote me on it) not even 2 months before this. So I called for a care conference, headed by my son's nurse. I had been researching the new medicine that they put him on and it recommended no surgery if 2 months or before. I brought the book with me to the care conference, read from it--his doctor wanted to see it. Agreed with the medical books author (also an MD). The surgery didn't get done and they had to find another way to take care of it. ...and I don't even have a Nursing or Doctor's degree. I just researched. ...and I encourage you to do the same thing.
That said, if he was declining, a good rehab, with someone in the area to be the "squeaky wheel" can make seniors stronger so that when they go home, they're less likely to be put back in the hospital soon or to suffer a fall or other injury or decline.