Natashalou, I can see where your coming from BUT....... as far as i see it when i book dad in for respite and pay good money for the privilege, the home becomes " his home " for as long as it`s required, therefore i believe he has the right to pursue whatever activity/habit he needs to ensure his equilibrium is maintained. If that means providing "shelters " outside, then that should be the case, IMHO. Dad has smoked since the war and i don`t see why he should give up now.....especially as he has given up whiskey last August after being an alcoholic for most of his life! He has nothing else! Sad but true.Natashalou said:sorry, I had assumed he was a nursing home resident. I think this is possibly slightly different. the nursing home isnt "his" home and therefore my previous comments wouldnt apply (at least to him)
Presumably (and this is an assumption) this scenario of ??respite?? is similar to many hotels which operate a non smoking policy. If you smoke, you cant book a room.
Sad for smokers, but true.