So, each passing day confirms that I am making the right decision moving dad to full Assisted Living.
The Nursing Manager visited him personally earlier in the week and did an amazing job of convincing him that this was simply a move to a better apartment.
Ironically, he kept repeating the "How much does this cost" question (every five minutes). We just told him that from a value standpoint, AL was better. It's not like he can keep numbers straight anyway.
He also kept griping about the size of the room. His IL apartment has a separate living room and bedroom with a kitchen (we turned off the stove and unplugged the microwave). He has NEVER slept in the bedroom or used his bed. With his COPD, it's more comfortable for him to sleep on the sofa or in his recliner, but he kept complaining about the absence of a room he doesn't even use.
He was somewhat placed at ease when he heard that AL offers a full, hot breakfast every morning (the country boy can have bacon and eggs daily)
BUT... he's forgotten the whole tour and I'm afraid the move is going to be traumatic. Any tips?