Gamiila (gamiila) wrote,

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The next big step

We're moving Dad into the home before Nov 1st.

Yesterday, one of the carers informed me that a nice room had become available in the nursing home next to the sheltered housing project where Dad currently resides. So I rang the home and they told me that they'd already set it aside for him, had actually taken him to have a look at it last week, and were just waiting for him to say yea or nay. But Dad hadn't mentioned it to me! So I asked him and he said, oh yes, he'd been to have a look at it and it seemed really nice, but it was still occupied and it could take 6 months or more for it to become available.
I think he's trying to sabotage the whole thing.

The room is fine - not too big, but with a large window that lets in a lot of light, a fine view, and even a balconette. Apart from the main room, he'll also have his own little kitchenette that comes fully equiped with fridge, microwave, hot plate and electric kettle; and his own private bathroom with toilet, shower and wash stand. Lots of cupboard space, and a laundry service that'll even take care of tagging all his textile belongings. Cleaning service is perfunctory though - only 20 minutes a week, due to shortages in personnel. But I'm sure we can work something out there. Anyway, I told them we'd take it, then I went and told Dad the good news. I'm going back there tomorrow, with a tape measure.
Tags: dad, family matters

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