My father fell in march and broke his shoulder. He laid there for 4 hours before he was able to call anyone. 2 weeks ago he had surgery to fix that and 2 days after he was home he fell again where he laid for 24 hours before I found him. He was taken to the hospital because he was talking off the wall and saying things that made no sense. They gave him vitamins that his body had depleted and blood and many other things. They ran all kinds of tests and they finally sent him home after a little more than a week and after walking one time the day he was released. He is still having problems with understanding things but the doctors sent him home anyway. He is an alcoholic who is NOT going to quit drinking. I am his only child and myself and his sisters do not feel like he should be home since he lives alone, but don't know what to do. We can tell that he can't understand things that require much thought. He is also on a lot of medications and has gotten them confused and mixed up before. I'm very concerned because I know that even with home health care that he's going to fall again. It's not a matter of if but when that happens. He refuses to stay with me and will not go into a nursing home or rehabilitation center willingly. Should we try to have him put into a nursing home or just wait for this to happen again? Also, he had several TIAs a little over a year ago and had to have carotid artery surgery and he has 2 artery that are 40-60% blocked. We don't know what to do at this point. If we did try to put him into a nursing home he wouldn't go willingly and we don't know how else to do it. He has an advance directive but he can speak and act clear headed unless its something that requires thought. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Also, he is on medication for depression, anxiety, and pain so mix those with alcohol or if he doesn't remember when he last took them and that could be a recipe for disaster.