Feb 12, 2016 - 11:29 AM
The only problem that my cousin ran into was that an aide stole a couple of checks from the back of her check book, so she wouldn’t notice that they were gone. When the aide tried to use the check, the bank recognized that the signature was different so they caught her immediately. That taught my cousin to keep her checkbook locked in her safe. Otherwise, she lived there for 6 years, with many or her favorite possessions, and had no problems; even when she became more disabled and had several aides coming and going to assist her.
It would probably be a good idea to have a convenient out of sight area, like a box or cupboard, where your dad could put his gameboy, when not in use. You or your dad might also what to ask some of the other residents if they have had any problems and what precautions they have taken.
I wish your dad luck in his new adventure. All of my relatives that lived in these facilities enjoyed their stay and developed many friendships.