We had to separate my parents who are about to celebrate their 66th anniversary due to my mom interfering with my dad’s care. She is in a memory care unit about 4 miles from where he is in a SNF. I took him to see her Saturday and she cried very hard when we got there. She is taking this very hard but he seems to be getting some much needed rest and skilled nursing he desperately needed. Just wondering if anyone else has had to go through this and how you dealt with the extreme depression and questioning if this is going to cause my mom to grieve herself to death. I think this has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go through in my life. I’m praying for the Lord to give me the strength to not give in to my emotions. I know deep down this was the right decision for the best of them both, but emotionally, I question if we did the right thing.

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Hurt, I and so many others on here have had this same experience. It's so hard when the parent/child roles are reversed. But it's almost like a rite of passage that some have to experience. I can honestly say it was the worst experience of my life but in some ways I think helping our parents prepare for the end of their life helps prepare us for that time in our lives as well. Take Care!
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Hurt, it is obvious from your post that you are an extremely loving and thoughtful daughter. I am sure you haven't done anything lightly or without considering all realistic options. I hope you can rest in that. God bless you!
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