my mother is 83 years old, has COPD, but not serious at this time, frequent back and stomach pain and lives alone.
She spends a lot of time in bed and is depressed. I visit usually visit each weekend sending 2 days and 2 nights, but she is getting older, weaker and needs more help. She want to live independant, but is having a lot of trouble because she doesn't eat enough and frequently misses taking her daily medication.
Depression is one factor, but she also complains of the pain and at times has trouble with her breating.