[I did a couple of thread title searches and didn't see a thread for this topic, but if there is already one, mods please merge this as needed.] I don't know if anyone else here is dealing with aging parent issues, but as some of you may know from recent posts I've made in other threads, my elderly mother recently had a significant health issue. She had a fall, had to have emergency surgery for her injury and was hospitalized for a week, and then was released to a nursing home for what was supposed to be temporary rehab. However, she then had a 2nd fall in the nursing home and while her original injury seems to be healing, her overall condition since the 2nd fall has definitely deteriorated, even though the only injury they could ascertain from that fall was a sprained hip. Several years ago, she was diagnosed with "mild cognitive impairment" but had been continuing to live independently and doing ok with that (with a fair amount of assistance on my part, particularly once the pandemic started) before she fell in late January. However, her cognitive state has definitely declined significantly since all this happened, particularly since the 2nd fall. I don't live in her area and have been trying to manage the situation remotely in the midst of a job which keeps me very busy (including working on the weekends). I had already been planning to move her to my area last summer, but didn't do it because of the pandemic (didn't want her in a congregate setting as I was planning to move her to a senior community of some sort). I will be moving her to my area this summer, but everything with that plan is now more complicated given her decline this spring. I'm just hoping she will recover enough to be able to do assisted living with "memory care" rather than just moving to a nursing home as a long-term resident. For one thing, I am now trying to get Power of Attorney status since her Medicare-pay status may be changing soon and I will need access to her funds in order to pay for her care once the Medicare coverage ends. Anyway, I've been having a difficult time dealing with all this emotionally and thought I'd start a support thread in case there are ever any others around here dealing with these kinds of issues (or others who have done so in the past and ever want to share their experience/insight/advice). As anyone who has dealt with these kinds of situations knows, there are so many fraught issues that typically arise--conflicts with siblings over how to handle things, long-standing family "baggage" in the parent-adult child relationship(s), the sadness of seeing a parent decline, guilt that comes with not being able to do as much as you think you "should" be able to do, and of course a host of logistical and practical challenges. Thanks to any who made it to the end of this opening post! Hopefully this thread can be useful to anyone dealing with these issues.