Mom (who just turned 83 last month...) took a fall while I was at work, and couldn't pull herself back up. She was stuck on the cellar floor for over 6 hours until I got home. She's OK... but also she had an embarrassing "accident" on the floor when she couldn't hold it anymore.
She won't be going up or down stairs anymore if I am not here. And probably not even then if I can stop her...
I got her a cell phone and a "Life-Line" type emergency device... but she didn't think to bring either of them with her when she went downstairs today.
I'm just glad I wasn't working a late, late concert today.
I'm also going to see how difficult it would be to put a washer and dryer on the main floor... so she has no reason to even think about going downstairs to the cellar.
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