My mom, T, is 69 years old and lives on her own. Her husband of 32 years passed away in 2004; she has 3 children, (ages 44, 37 & 33) all living in different areas of New York and Ohio. Last year she suffered 2 major strokes and has lost a lot of cognitive function and physical coordination. In addition to these impairments, she is in the process of healing and recovering from major spine surgery.
Before the strokes, mom was very active and independent.