My dad has recently had several memory tested by phsychologist as recommended by his physician (stroke,CGHF,depression) and did very poorly. I sat with the doctor as he reviewed the result with my dad, end result was "Your dad shouldn't be alone." No problem, I moved in with him months ago and plan to stay. He stated that I should have everything in order as far as POA, HCP, etc. which I told him is all set but that the lawyer said I need a doctor letter to stating he was no longer competent, which he gave me. Of course my dad didn't see any of what the doctor said as being correct. Now the problem:
My dad likes to control the checkbook, money, bills, etc. worries about every penny ( not keep a book balanced). I must say he does a terrible job, stroke effected his hand writing. He has stopped paying for his AARP Rx and owes them for a good half of this year. Also when they sent him a new bill for 2014 w/ payment book he ripped it to shreds and tossed it. I have tried hard to get thru to him that he needs it and he doesn't listen. When I ask him who pays his Rx he thinks he does, I explain he pays the copayment only. And he can't answer beyond that, like he gets confused and says drop the subject, I'm not going to fight about it. Should I worry ? Let it get cancelled ? Will I be able to get it back ? How and do I take over ? Taking the checkbook will be a huge seen he looks at it everyday, sometimes several time a day. His heart is very bad and upsetting him could be dangers.