As I write this, hubby is in the hospital being treated for a severe downturn in his mobility. When I visit tomorrow, I plan to insist that he has an MRI and whatever other tests he needs. I am not seeking a magical cure for his issues nor a magic pill. At the point he is now, I cannot take care of him. He cannot stand on his own so I am unable to clean and bathe him. Neither he nor I are ready for him to go into a nursing home. It would be mentally and emotionally disastrous for him. My mom was in a skilled facility for 3 years and from what I observed of the residents there, my husband is not ready. I am interested in exploring the possibility of home healthcare for him. Someone to help me bathe him and perhaps a visiting nurse to monitor his progress. A physical therapist would be great too, with a wish to restore at least some of his mobility. Is this a pipe dream? It would be much easier to just sign him up for a facility, but would be emotionally and financially devastating for us.