My dear friend's dad has suffered from vascular dementia for some years now. A recent attempt to get him into a home for a short while for some respite care for her mum unfortunately went badly: he broke his hip, and both his mental and physical state has declined. It is now not likely that he will come back home.
I'm trying to send her a message (we live a long distance apart and I can't go and visit her at the moment), but struggling to find the right words. I want to acknowledge that things are not really going to get better, but also to say something positive.
Is something like this appropriate?
"So sorry to hear the latest news about your dad. I wish I could hope for a happy outcome for all of you, but maybe I can wish for a comfortable one instead?"