Did you feel guilty when you put your mom in a nursing home?
My mother is 90 years young and I am her daughter of 63-have been my mother caregiver since last year-I am in poor health I have CHFand a very bad back it is getting to the point that I am not taking care of her like in the beginning. She does not want to go to a nursing home and I do not want to send her to one but my health is going downhill. I feel so guilty about doing this but I know this is probably the best- this way she will have someone to look after her 24 /7 and to take care of her like it should be done. right now my back is hurting so bad that I can not stand up straihgt but my mother still wants me to do all for her. I no longer can. Is there anyone else out there that felt guilty when they had to put their mother in a nursing home and does it get any better when it happen? Because at this moment I do not feel that good about putting her there but I know within my mind that this is the best.
Please, give me some understanding in this.