In the midst of transition, another answer to prayer comes, providing an even better placement for my dad. I just got a call from Sharon telling me that he not only does not have to be kept confined to the restricted exit area (I called it the SHU) but that with a new assessment comes an opening for a place at Mount St. Joseph’s Home. So he will be moving again. All these moves can’t be good but this should be the last one. Then we can get him settled in to his new place and set up some things he will be familiar with.
The new place has more available in the way of therapy and recreation. It is also a newer facility and, well, I think the care is provided with just a bit more of a personal touch.
I must say that I am glad. The last time I went to visit him, he was in this confined area and I felt a bit depressed. If I felt a bit depressed, I have to wonder what my dad was feeling. If nothing else, I think it will be more normal going to visit him without having to go through doors that lock behind me.