After spending 19 days in the hospital, including some days in the ICU, my 80-year-old mother was moved into a local nursing home for rehab and recuperating. My mother is normally an easy going person who doesn't complain much and keeps things bottled in. Now, I'm wondering if it making her feel worse on top of the pain she normally feels and acclimating to a new chapter. I think it would be helpful to encourage her to voice her frustrations and get those bottled feelings out. I've asked her to do so, which only shut her down more.