My dad had a stroke on 9/28/17 and again on 12/28/17. He is 85 years old and a happy guy. However, we are in the continuum of hospital to rehab and back again. In Sep I moved he and mom to assisted living but but due to his strokes, pneumonia and the flu, he has spent more time in rehab and the hospital then there. Most recently he has started to fall, all because they won’t push their button for help. Mom tried to help instead and resents help. Did I mention dad has dementia and mom has ALZ. Also dad forgot how to swallow and is on thickened liquids and purée diet. So he fell again this weekend and I let them admit him. Last weekend I did not because we spent both days in the emerg room and they just wanted to observe him. We have had 3 911 calls just this week due to falls and 3 others they did not call on. All because they won’t push the button. I don’t want dad to go to a nursing home as I want to keep them together. He is a disabled vet and the VA helps through pension. Thank God! I am considering hiring a sitter instead of taking him to the nursing home. Just so concerned we cannot keep this cycle of hospital/ rehab to stop. Also that the $ will run out before they take their last breath. I appreciate any help!