My dad moved into a skilled nursing facility several months ago, after 20 years of care at home due to a brain aneurysm. (He's now just turned 71). It was a very difficult decision for our family, but even with full time care at home he was having repeated falls and other wound care issues due to diabetes, his poor diet, and his overall sedentary lifestyle. (He hadn't left the house except for annual hospitalizations for over 10 years.) The skilled nursing unit he is in (which will likely be his permanent home, since he is unwilling to do any PT or make any changes to help him towards assisted living) is not a very big nor is it a private space. We did bring a few small things from home (a few photos, some plaques, and a few personal items). Recently he's been asking for more and more stuff from home, and it's been heartbreaking and we're not sure what to do. (Things like old model trains, CB radios, etc.) There's no place to put any more "things" in his room, and because of his condition he can't really use them anyway. (His dexterity is very poor, so he is unable to pick up the train by himself.) Of the few items we have brought him already, the nursing home has already said that he's caused problems because he is very territorial and screams at the cleaning staff when they try to dust around it. I feel very sad that my dad wants these things, but I don't know a nice way to tell him "no" so that he'll understand. I am completely empathetic, I understand his life has become very sad and his world has become very small, and really all he does all day is look back into his past and wants things from his past for comfort. He brings it up every time I visit, and has become more rude about it every time. Any suggestions?