I need to have a hysterectomy in January. It will be major surgery since I have fibroids the size of a newborn so it will be 8-10 weeks recup time and absolutely NO lifting of any kind (which means no transfers). I wanted mom to be in a NH for at least a month and then have home care in for her after that. Her neurologist says respite care for something like this is generally only 2 wks. That seems odd since people do have to have surgeries and such. Mom has Stage 4 PD has become incontinent at night and is showing cognitive decline. (Personally, I think she needs to be in the NH permanently and was hoping this would be a way to ease her into it but that may or may not work but definitely while I have surgery she needs to be somewhere.