I'm heartbroken over mom's wanting to go home from the nursing home. What else can I do?
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. There isn't any way to take care of her at home. I feel so profoundly sad when she looks at me and begs me to let her go home. I would rather be dead than go through the agony of seeing her this way. I try to bring up cheerful subjects when I am with her, but she still gets emotional and cries. What else can I do?