Mi dispiace tanto, Lulu... But it is such a blessing for him to have a caring friend like you guys not too far away. Yeah, just have a visit with him without mentioning "helping out". For him, just to have someone to spend quality time with, someone to talk to and care each other will be the most important thing. The weather is getting nicer, maybe taking him out to the near by Lago di Garda for a picnic can be nice and uplift his spritit!!
My very best wishes to you and your friend, I will keep you guys in my thoughts!!