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My father in law has a feeding tube that works well. He has

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My father in law has a feeding tube that works well. He has been walking ok till recently though he has advanced parkinson's disease. It's very hard for him to speak but he has all his faculties. He looks awful but actually functions ok with help of his home health worker. Was admitted to the hospital about a week ago because i couldn't get out of bed to go to the bathroom etc and his elderly wife was desperate. At the hospital at first they said he has pneumonia but them just mucus plugs that can be managed but not cured. Now they are promoting hospice care and seem to imply he has no choice. Doctors are speaking with us very little. Its frustrating and frightening to him and to us. He wants to keep trying home care. What can they force him to do?
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Customer: why are you writing to me about real estate when I asked a questions about hospice care?
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Customer: Information on hospice are would be helpful. No real estate. do you have any hospice care information?
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Customer: My father in law has a feeding tube that works well. He has been walking ok till recently though he has advanced parkinson's disease. It's very hard for him to speak but he has all his faculties. He looks awful but actually functions ok with help of his home health worker. Was admitted to the hospital about a week ago because i couldn't get out of bed to go to the bathroom etc and his elderly wife was desperate. At the hospital at first they said he has pneumonia but them just mucus plugs that can be managed but not cured. Now they are promoting hospice care and seem to imply he has no choice. Doctors are speaking with us very little. Its frustrating and frightening to him and to us. He wants to keep trying home care. What can they force him to do? He is 90 years old. Are you in touch with a health care atty or doctor?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ray replied 1 year ago.
Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today. He should qualify for in home hospice.Hospice gets him around 7 hours a day of licensed nursing care.This should improve his quality of life.Ask about in home hospice.This should not be a problem, you just need to make sure you get in home hospice.
Expert:  Ray replied 1 year ago.
If you or the wife want to be involved here with his care here is a release form that gives you access to the doctors and his records.This resolves HIPAA problems and allows you to advocate and talk to the doctors. https://www.athenaeum.edu/pdf/free-hipaa-release-form.pdf I appreciate the chance to help you tonight and wish him and you the best.
Expert:  Ray replied 1 year ago.
If you get me the state where he is I will get you reference.

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