My mother is 80 years old and has been in Assisted Living for 2 years. She is able to take care of most of her personal needs; however, she cannot cook for herself nor take her meds by herself. Both of these needs are reasons why I had to sell her home and move her into Assisted Living. I lost both my father at an early age, 48, due to a brain tumor and my brother, also at an early age, 44, due to alcoholism. My mother has had quite a rough life, and I cannot seem to make it much better. I was dx with Multiple Sclerosis in 2008 had to leave my public job in 2012 due to disability, My physicians have strongly stated that I cannot take care of my mother physically, mentally or emotionally. By doing so, exacerbation of MS symptoms are likely to occur.
Even knowing that I should not take care of her, I cannot get beyond the guilt of having to move her into a nursing home, but I don't know of any other options . . . This decision is absolutely breaking my heart . . .