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stroke victim refusing hospital

Discussion in 'Health' started by Bennett707, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Nov 27, 2013 at 6:17 AM

    TeamSarcasm Mr. President

    Feb 20, 2011
    My grandpa is like that. A few months ago he fell and was on the floor for like a few days and when the neighbor checked on him while on the floor he yelled he was fine.

    Its (more or less) legal to get him the health care he needs against his will, only if he is not making any sense...as in he has lost his mind. Then someone else will have to take the durable power of will or what ever its called....
  2. Nov 27, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Mar 25, 2007
    First Name:
    Lancaster, PA
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    Power of Attorney

    This has to be 'in writing' legally and done ahead of time. My husband has Power of Attorney for his Mom. She's not even close to needing it yet....

    The medical community can only do 'so much' testing to determine metal stability. It's not something you can take an MRI or blood work to test for it and truly impossible to predict. That is why the family/friends - whom know the person and spend their time with him/her - truly know in their hearts if there is a serious problem or not. They need to show concerns to the medical community that help is needed. Better safe than sorry.
  3. Nov 27, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

    Oct 8, 2012
    First Name:
    East Bridgewater MA
    2010 Tacoma Regular Cab Slider
    Kenwood CD, MTX/Jensen amps, Rockford/Polk speakers.
    Exactly. Went through it with my father in law having (among other things) Alzheimers for the past 4 years. The only good part is he had written up POA a while before it really grabbed him, and it was my sister in law who lives with him. Had we not had that I shudder to think what would have been when he got in his headstrong moods and didn't want to go to the doctor, dialysis, whatever else..
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