My dad is in Assisted Living, 94, and suffers both from congestive heart failure and early stages of dementia. He has fallen many times, and he only feels comfortable in his wheelchair and his recliner. He went from being able to walk without assistance last November, to shuffling, to a walker, wheelchair, and now just sitting. I went to see him yesterday, and his decline was disturbing. Now he sits completely doubled over in his recliner. He's in no pain. We tried unsuccessfully to get him to sit up.
He's been under doctor's care, the CNA's at his AL place take care of him. Now he's also under Hospice care due to his decline in health. In talking with Hospice today, they are suggesting he go to a Long Term Care facility. What exactly is that? All I really know is that it's like a hospital, but more nurses and CNA's to watch him. Then Hospice called back to suggest I have a CNA sit with him instead. So now I don't know what to do. They gave me 4 places to check out, which, of course, I will. Your thoughts?