My father will soon be 70, he does nothing but sit on the couch & watch t.v. he has ran off all of his children (4) of us except for me untill yesterday, his wife is 75 & still works just to stay away from him.He actually choked me yesterday, he has a nurse who comes in twice a week to look after him, should I inform her of this for her saftey? I am so confussed.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:14 AM on Dec. 27, 2008 in General Parenting
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I have worked a nursing home and done home health for years. This is a question that strikes a chord with me. A nursing home or assisted living sounds like an easy fix, BUT it could aggravate the situation and his behavior. If he is violent at times he would not be allowed to stay. And having worked in home health, you most definitely tell his nurse. It would be unfair and unsafe to keep this from her. If she got really hurt, legally you and your family may be liable.
I would definitely have him evaluated by his doctor, first. It could be something as simple as an bad interaction of different medicines. It could be something neurological. It could be any number of things really. Have him checked out!!! GL!
Answer by evilabbysmom at 1:30 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
I would def. alert the nurse for her safety. and I would also talk to his wife and his doctor. It is not a safe situation for any of you and you may be at a point of looking for other options.
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