Dec 30, 2015 - 06:54 PM
Without too much background on your father's condition or specific problems he is having at night, I have a few suggestions for you. It sounds like he could benefit from a medical emergency alert with a fall detection. I highly suggest the fall detection incase he is unable to push the button due to difficulties with his diabetes. Is he falling because of complications from diabetes? If so, he may need a follow up with his physician. Is he falling because he is getting up often to go to the bathroom, etc? You may consider a home safety evaluation for suggestions to decrease fall risk. Is his balance impaired? You may consider a physical therapy evaluation to evaluate and treat these issues to reduce fall risk.
Is it possible to hire someone for just evenings or rotate family/friends that can stay with him in the evening? You check also check with your local Area Agency on Aging or the Network of Care where you can select your state and see some options and resources in your area. They will also be able to answer any questions on his benefits since he is only 60 but approved for disability.
Best of luck.