After almost 3 months with a broken femur and ultimately having a stroke March 13th, my Mom at age 86 passed away yesterday evening. She was in a nursing home and I have related my many struggles with them getting her proper care from LPNs and aides. I spent the last 5 days 24 hours a day at her bedside. After not eating or drinking (she could no longer swallow) for 2 weeks, she finally took her last breath. This is the hardest thing I've ever had to do and it was a privilege to be with her at the end. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to everyone on this forum who have lost a loved one. I am heartbroken but know she is finally at peace and has been reunited with my Dad and sister. I have been a member of the AgingCare.com website for several years and you all have helped me know I was not alone in the struggles we all face in caregiving our elderly loved ones. Thank you friends.