As I prepare for "the grand Exodus" from Dad's current ALF to the one near my apartment, I am still trying to look for ways to keep Dad out of the way.
Dad is rather ambivalent about moving (he's dropped some tears...so have I), and I am worried that he will dig in his heels and refuse to hang out with the folks at the new place while I try to get the rest of his things moved (thankfully, the maintenance staff at my part time job agreed to help with the furniture in exchange for a $25 gas card and a couple of pizzas!!)
Quite honestly, Dad will just be in the way. He will want to try to help me and get upset when I tell him I can take care of things myself. Dad doesn't go to any activities at his current ALF, nor does he have any "friends" he could visit while I'm moving things. He takes all meals except breakfast in his room, and I need to move the only thing that may keep him occupied (the TV).
I don't think he would sit in the sunroom and watch TV. I thought about getting him to fold some items, but I'm not sure if that will work either.