Our expert says:
yes, it does indeed sound as if he really needs to be insitutionalized --- deciding that, though hard in some ways, can be the easiest part. Finding an institution and aranging the admission, is harder. Shamefully, our Governments have never developed enough facilities for even a fraction of the mental health needs of this country, and the provisions claiming equal treatment and availability of such treatment in the constitution and elsewhere, are just a bad joke.
There is no central repository, that I've found, anyway, of good information about available facilties nationally or locally. Your local doctor and old age home, and the shrink who conducted the last psychiatric evaluation, ought to be best placed to know of possible institutions. As far as I understand, in theory at least, it is the absolute responsibility of the local provincial health authorities to provide such care. Where they do not choose to do so through sufficient local facilities ( after all, there are all those Mercedes to buy and renew ) I think they're supposed to nonetheless provide care, even if that means at private institutions, or, by negotiation, in another province. Personally, I'd get all contact details for the provincial MEC for Health, and the senior person in the provincial health dept "responsible" for mental health, and approach them directly to tell you where they are going to provide your father with the care he is supposed to receive. Politely at first, but I'd be persistent. If they ever had to cope with the troubles your mom and family have had to go through dealing with the old man, they'd be more eager to help. GOod luck.
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