Tips for Making the Critical Home-care Decision

When I was in my twenties, the idea of nursing homes and assisted living centers for my parents was nowhere on my radar. Mom and dad were busy enjoying their retirement years, traveling and playing golf every chance they got. Unfortunately within a few years, fate decided to step in and change things up a […]

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Are you grieving? I am. But Mom is still with us.

Grief results not only from the loss of a loved one. Sometimes we don’t know that’s the emotion we’re experiencing in a relationship, or even a job (which is also a relationship). This morning, I recalled a therapy session years ago in which it was suggested I was grieving the loss of the relationship I once had with my, then, husband of 20 years.

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Heartbroken over mom’s wanting to go home from nursing home

My mother has been in a nursing facility for five months, and she cries and wants to go home. I can’t tell her that it isn’t possible for her to do so, because it would break her heart and mine. She isn’t able to walk, is incontinent and has mild dementia.

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