How to Cope with Guilt and Heartbreak When You Break a Promise in Caregiving

When we made the promise to never place our loved one in a nursing home, we based it on the information we had at the time.  We had no way of knowing what the future would hold. 

When we can no longer care for our loved one on our own, we may feel guilty about making the decision to seek full-time care in a skilled nursing community.

We will discuss ways to mend a “broken heart” after placement, self-forgiveness, and how to cope with the guilt.  We will also compare and discuss guilt vs. remorse.  

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