My dad (83) had a horrible fall in his apartment 10 days ago. He is in the hospital now and he tested positive for Covid-19. Dad has short-term memory loss /dementia.
Since the fall, he is very weak and cannot stand or walk on his own or do normal things like brush his own teeth or feed himself. The doctor says that they want to place him in a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation.
I am very frightened for him going to a skilled nursing facility as I hear that most patients in his condition will not get better at all and parish in those places. I know this sounds morbid, but I’m mentally preparing for the worst.
It’s the first week of the month and I just paid his rent ($1,000+), so I’m wondering what to do with his unoccupied apartment. I have hired a cleaning service to come in and do a deep cleaning of the apartment.
I really want to make good use of the time that he is not there, but I do not know if there is something else that I should be doing at his place during the time that he is in the hospital and or skilled nursing home? I need advice.