My mother is 98 years old and I cared for her in my home for the past 5 years. She has gone downhill very fast this past year. Her memory is gone and she has no balance at all. I had to try to lift her in and out of the tub, lift her up off the toilet, etc. I wouldn't have minded doing those things, but I am 77 years old with a bad back, and I just couldn't do it any more. She has fallen multiple times and I had to call an ambulance multiple times because I wasn't able to get her up. My daughter finally convinced me to put mom in a nursing home last month. I feel extremely guilty for doing this to her. The nursing home is not bad at all and I go to visit her almost everyday but I know it isn't familiar to her. I love my mother very much I feel so guilty over this!