How to break the news
I have been living with my mom for the last 10 months, due to her declining health. Up until last Thursday, she could walk
to the bathroom and dress herself. She called me at work, and said she didn't feel good. Since then, she has gone totally downhill, and has been hospitalized since last Monday. She has congestive heart failure and is 81. The social worker at the hospital has recommended (strongly) that I look for a skilled nursing facility. Mom watched Dad( who died in 1992) be in a nursing home for most of the last 12 years of his life. She is firmly convinced that she won't go into a nursing home, but the hospital will not release her to go home, because she can't walk up the three steps into her house. She can't come home with me, I have 11 steps up. The Medicare will run out, and neither one of us has a ton of money. Any ideas?