Has anyone felt totally exhausted taking care of their loved one and were at the end of their rope and finally put them in a nursing home when you knew they were mentally healthier than most of the patients? My mom has early to mid stage dementia and is definately more aware then most of the other nursing home patients. I can't put her in assisted living because Medicaid won't pay for it. It had to be a nursing home. I now feel terrible but know I can't give her the care she needs physically at all. She's blind in one eye, no use of one arm, and deaf. I feel like maybe I should have tried harder. I had her living with us for the last 2 years.