My 71 year old father had a fall and can no longer use the stairs in his home. His mobility is now severely limited, even when using the walker. He has Parkinson's along with heart problems. He moved into assisted living for 2 weeks now, and he is having difficulty accepting the fact he may not be able to return home again. He lies in the bed most of the day, and would only get up for meals & restroom.
How can I help my dad to accept and adjust to assisted living? Most of the residents look pretty lifeless, and I can understand why. It's not the facility's fault... it's tough to find meaning and purpose when a person has debilitated to the point of requiring assistance for the most basic tasks of daily living.