So 3 years ago at 66 my mother went in for some routine surgery but unfortunately it caused a stroke which left her left side bad. After about 1 year she was talking fine but still very weak left leg (walker and other struggles) and little use of the left arm. She also has some memory issues and left sight issues but bless she is still able to live a life independently (with many struggles) though not how she dreamed. Yes she has been seeing dr regularly and she has had COPD issues even prior.
The last 2 years it seems like as she gains strength/endurance something comes along and she is right back where she was (COVID restrictions have really hurt her health). My single mother worked hard her entire life and I was excited for her to enjoy retirement. I wish I had $ or she did to hire personalized care since I really think it would have made a difference.
Anyway my question, she is going to be 70 this year. She goes out 1-3 times a week with friends but other than that she gets no activity. It's not that she doesn't want to but it is not easy for everyone to get her and she still gets tired easy. She has lost some weight (diet but she was not very overweight) which should help but I really have been trying to get her to look into hiring someone to come in for PT at least once a week to push her exercise. She says she knows the exercises and does them and is active so she doesn't want to waste what inheritance she has.
I know mental issues and vision are likely not going to change but I feel like she could get back that leg strength and maybe some more arm usage. Her legs function and she can walk with just a cane but weakness/balance don't let her and also rob her of any confidence trying to do it on her own. Am I hoping for too much at this point? I just hate to see her alone so much because she is too afraid to be on her own and fall.