My husband of 54 years has atrophy of his frontal and temporal lobes. He has aphasia and is pretty much non-verbal. He is 76, I am 72. I am managing to deal with life for the moment, but I am told that eventually he will need to be in a care facility. I really dread the thought. I don't want him to feel abandoned or unloved.
There is a highly rated facility in our rather rural area, but I do not know how long I would be able to pay for it. There is a new Veterans' Home about 40 miles from here. I have had no luck in finding how that would work, but need to make some follow up calls.
I would rather he stayed at home, but I realize I might simply not be able to care for him at some point. The nearest of our children is nearly 5 hours away. I just dread having to make this decision, but hope I will know when it is best for both of us. But - how to tell him. How to make that decision.