My name is Jennifer and I am just starting a CNA program in Pennyslvania and I need some advice. A few years ago my uncle overdosed and is now in a vegetative state at a local nursing home. My father just expressed to me that he wants to go visit him on Saturday and that he feels real guilty for not going in a while, and i'm scared. I know this will be really hard for my Dad and I want to be strong for him. My question is, is there anything I can do to there to make everyone comfortable? I was thinking of bringing a comb and brushing his hair. Is there anything else I can do or are there things I need to be aware of when visiting someone in this state? I was even thinking I could ask for one of those sponges on a stick and a glass of water and help moisten his mouth, is that a good idea? How about buying a chapstick to get his lips moist? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Please be kind to me as this is a sensitive subject and the situation is completly out of my control. I tried to ask my teacher and she was really incosiderate, and I want to make my Dad proud. Thank you!