I have a 89 year old mother that has been living with the "war dept" and I for the last few months for health reasons. She is now in the hospital and the Drs' have told us that she no longer will be able to either live by herself or with us, she will need professional help 24/7. I am having a hard time accepting the fact that she is in failing health and must go to a nursing facility. Also, I have no idea of how to break this bad news to her. Any of you brothers out there had this problem? How did you handle it?