I'm new to caregiving and I've started reading "How to care for aging parents" too late, because a series of surmountable crises have come up - but neither my father or I were fully planned/prepared. After a stroke (mostly mild and recovered from, but activity and speech are diminished) and most recently a stumble-related fall resulting in hurt arm possibly broken hand and broken foot - I am having difficulties communicating with multiple doctors and meeting all of his needs - prior to surgery, am concerned about after care. Does anyone have recommendations for getting referrals for healthcare case workers to help navigate this situation? Difficult getting direction from primary care physician.
Also my Dad doesn't want to really discuss giving me power of attorney, has anyone used/set up or obtained a health care proxy? If so - is ther a best way to do it/pros/cons?