My 93 year old mother has been living with us for almost four years. I am an only child and we have always been the best of friends. I am 71 years old and my mother can't realize that I am not a kid anymore. My knees have been steadily getting worse and quite a bother. Of course that hasn't stopped her from expecting me to keep up with the housework, laundry, cooking, yardwork and taking care of her. I have a very supportive husband but he is not in the best of health. He just got out of the hospital a week ago. He has copd, uses oxygen and a nebulator. He can't do too much. My mother is getting better now but for several months we had to visit a doctor of some at least once a week. Now I have decided with the dr's advice to have complete knee replacement on one knee. I approached my mother today about going to an assisted living facility during my recovery.