Yesterday, my 89 year old and frail mother fell when I was not here. Later that evening, I heard her cry in pain outside. She said her knee was hurt bad. I had to help her back into the house to a chair. When asked, she flat out and lucidly refused seeking medical help. She is having a very difficult time walking around and such. I have been helping her (I am staying with her in her house to help) as much as she allows such as with the chores and food and all. I found her on the floor today...sitting up but unable to get back on her feet and waiting for me to help her up. She has been going "downhill" at an increasing rate in recent months, but keeps a good schedule and has energy. She gave me a document years back giving me power of Attorney if she becomes unable to make decisions. Her wishes have been that even if she is having a hard time, she wants to stay in her home with as little assistance as possible, even if it is rough. And that would include not letting me put in grips and such near the toilets and shower. I am wanting to and trying to honor those wishes and am willing to stay on here helping...but there are some who would say that I need to just "force" her to see a doctor or bring one here to see her, for "her own good". I prefer to help her live by her wishes, and do not think if she is lucid that such a thing can be forced anyway. Anyone else with something similar. Is my thinking straight here...to let her go with her wishes?