My husband lost three siblings since 2013. He has one brother left. His mother and his siblings all lived in Texas and we are in Alabama. When my husbands older brother passed away last February there was no one left to care for his mother. The one remaining brother is also in poor health. We moved my mother in law here to Alabama in an apartment across the road from us. She used a walker and was able to get around enough to perform simple everyday tasks. I would go over everyday and help with those things that she could not do herself. I took her to her appt's, bought her groceries, cooked meals and helped her pay her bills. She put me on her bank account before we left Texas and gave me POA. Everything was going well until she fell, twice. The first time, she fell backwards into her tub and fractured her spine in two places. Before we could really get anything done about that, she fell from her lift chair and broke her hip. She had her hip surgically repaired and spent three nights in the hospital (I stayed with her) and then was moved to a nursing facility for rehab. She was uncooperative with the PT's, even threatening them when they tried to get her to do what they prescribed. One of the therapists hurt her back trying to move her. My mother in law weighs around 220. Consequently she was discharged early from rehab because she was not progressing according to Medicare standards. She remained bedridden, so my husband and the rest of the family made the decision to admit her in the nursing home. I am not giving up hope on her recovering. I had her carried by ambulance to her follow up appt with the Orthopedic surgeon. He said that there was no reason that she shouldn't be walking with her walker. But she has a paralyzingly fear of falling and he said that was a real issue. He also said that she should continue with the therapy. I'm afraid that the PT's have given up on her. I also know that she has severe depression and she is just plain tired! But, she wants to go home to her 2 kitties. I am absolutely overwhelmed with the responsibilities that I have with her life. I have thought of nothing else for over a month now. I just want her to be happy. Her life has been so horrible for the last few years. I have run myself ragged doing things for her. It is just my personality, I don't know what else to do at this point. I continue to pay rent on the apartment and her utilities just hoping that she will come back home. Any thoughts?