My mom has been through multiple illnesses and at only 75 has been bedbound for a little over a year now. She got a blood clot in one leg but eliquis resolved it and seems to be keeping her from getting another. She does have periodic leg swelling and foot drop and muscle atrophy. She says her feet feel like she has socks and shoes on but she doesn't. She refuses all attempts at pt and is in denial that not getting up at all is a bad thing. She's been on and off hospice so it just wasn't a priority. Now, it's just too far gone. She's in an ALF that does a great job with her - she's not had any bedsores or skin breakdown which is a miracle because her skin is very fragile from some of her health issues. We didn't think she'd make it this long but now I'm beginning to wonder what else goes wrong when someone doesn't get up at all for a long period of time. I'm sort of afraid to know but do feel that ultimately knowledge is power. I can't find much on the internet - so any experience out there?