Currently, she lives out of town on a farm (see my other post) in Illinois. My brother will be gone and I live in Wisconsin. We go down every week on my husband days off to cut the grass and I clean and try to work with her about hoarding. My husband is also working on remodeling her bathroom he wants to do as much as possible to save her money. She is cash poor and land rich so one option is get a good renter and make money and she could still could live in assisted living. She can’t even go out to get her mail without getting ran over. Then winter shoveling. When she was at the rehabilitation therapy center I have never seen her so happy, and now she is getting depressed and adding seeing my brother leaving doesn’t help. She said that there they think more of me than my own son. She has talked about it in conversation but I don’t know where she stands. She did everything for us while trying to grieve a loss of a son and a mother in a month. I just want her to be happy. My husband and I just want her to be happy. As for my brother, I think we know where we stand. How have any of you talked with your parents about assisted living. Also, she won’t leave without her dog. Are there places that take dogs?