What do you tell your mother when your dad has to be at a different facility than she is permanently? My mom has dementia and my dad has Parkinson’s. She is going to be in memory care while he needs skilled 24/7 nursing care. I am at a loss as to how to explain where and why he can’t be with her. This is so hard for me. I want them at home with me but doctors and nurses say they need more care than we can give them and in-home care is even more expensive than a facility.