A recent fall put my dad in the hospital for a few days. Thankfully, nothing was seriously damaged, but he did wrench a knee pretty badly, so they transferred him to in-patient rehab to strengthen it before sending him home (he lives alone).
Dad is NOT happy about this, and is threatening to refuse to participate in the therapy. He's already refused to wear the braces that have been ordered. I think he'd leave against-medical-advice (AMA) if he had a car on the premises. Right now he needs me to take him home, and I think he's in the right place :)
My question is this -- what might the hospital do about this? I'm concerned that refusing necessary care might lead to someone trying argue to a judge that he is a danger to himself or that he's incapable of making decisions in his own interests. I hold medical POA, so a declaration of incompetency or the like would make it my problem. :(
Anyone have experience with this? What might I expect, if he continues to refuse to cooperate?