Re: Anger Issues
My mother is in a very large facility ... capacity 700, present population over 600! BUT, they are dvided into small units of not more than 10. Mom eats and sits around and goes on outings and watches TV or plays bingo with the 10 people in her unit. She is in a single room.
When someone takes her outdoors into the couyrtyard there may be people from other units, but they all seem to know her by name, perhaps because few people are 'fresh air fiends' as she is ... and my brother has made an effort to get to know everyone he regularly sees.
Advantages of a large facility - doctor on duty all the time, ratio of staff to patient about 3/1, efficient medicine and food distribution, variety of activities, church services and concerts offered regularly, etc.
I would have thought a small facility had more intimacy and closer relationships, but as I see Mom withdrawing into her own world more and more, it now makes no difference at all whether she is at home, in a small facility, or a huge one - she has little idea where she is.
I am glad she is safe, warm, watched, under a doctor's care, given her meds, fed, kept clean and dry, and in a loving atmosphere. Many of the nurses and aides are from the West Indies, and such loving and caring people are amazing. I greatly respect and admire all nurses and helpers.
Maybe your father could stay where he is if the doctor prescribed a medication to reduce his angry outbursts.