End of May, My Father (who lives with us for 5 years) was hospitalized for human meta pneumonia virus (very contagious!) After 4 days in the hospital he was transferred to a rehabilitation facility to regain his strength & breathing.
I needed this 2 week break from him. Being his fulltime caregiver for 5+ years has exhausted me to a breaking point.
I found out this week that he's been telling his friends he wants to die!
Rehab wants to discharge my father on Friday morning. I'm not physically or emotionally ready for him to come back to my home yet. He's been in there 19 days on Friday. He has Medicare A, B & D along with Federal BCBS.
We caught him with 2 large empty Bourbon bottles in his room right before I dragged him to his Dr. which eventually led to him being sent to the ER for being so sick. He was buying it while out with his senior friends & hid it from us. We took his money & debit card away since he thought he had the right to do as he pleases. He's on 20 prescriptions. His Drs flipped out when I told them about his new drinking.
Help?? Can the rehab force me to take him home? I lied & said I had the flu when they called tonight. 😞 I'm so worn out & cry from the pain I'm in from this extra stress.