Long story I hope shortened enough. My father had a stroke 6 years ago and left the rehab facility before he was completely mobile. He was just sure he could do it on his own. After struggling for years (left side arm and leg almost completely immobile) he lost his home so we moved him into low income senior housing. He has continued to decline. He had a procedure for watermelon belly a year ago and November 24th surgery for a perforated stomach. He is now in an nursing home with pt, speech and ot everyday as he is unable to sit up, walk, needs 2 person assist for everything and is on nectar thick foods/beverages due to paralysis in his esophagus. They are tapering him off the specialist schedules as he is showing no progress and indicate he will likely go into long term care in the next 2 weeks.
My biggest worry and stress right now is his apartment and storage unit. Medicaid will take his SS and that is all the income he has. I was told to get rid of, sell, etc all of his belongings which makes me nervous. I don't think he is going to recover from this but the "what if" makes me worried about tossing his things. I want none of it as it all smells terrible of cat pee and cigarette smoke. It just seems wrong to throw someone's things in the dumpster. What has everyone else done? I am driving myself crazy with worry that he is going to be angry all of his stuff is gone.