My mother had a bad fall this Aug. 12, 2012. She broke her vertebrae her back, had a heart attack and we lost her for 20 mins. She has COPD, is on oxygen, and her legs are very wobbly. At first the doctors said she wasn't going to make it. But guess what? She has a couple more steps to then she gets to come home. Her nurse wants to know who was going to take care of her she wants her daughter to. Then the nurse said that there are programs to be able pay her. I've been taking care of mom since my dad died 3 years ago. So does any body get paid? This is going to be a 24 hr job .