Our expert says:
Have you discussed this calmly and in depth with her ? Very few of us WANT to go to an old age home, but it can be a relief when, for instance, one's sight is unreliable, and one's safety at home is compromised. Presumably at most homes there would be easier access to a doctor, as she wants. Discuss with her what problems she now experiences, what she fears, how you both want to be close and in good contact with her, but how the realities of the situation limit that, but entry to a home would not diminish that, while helping her to be safer and more comfortable meanwhile ? She may be worried about what would happen to her own place and all her things ( some of accumulate a mountain of "stuff: as we go through life.
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