Mom is still able to walk with a cane, but is unsteady and weak. She needs a walker but refuses one, won't listen to the doctor, or anyone. She refuses to admit she needs more help, won't use the elevator, and has fallen a couple of times already. Since she has a 5 minute memory, I'm sure she has fallen many more times but doesn't remember or won't tell us. I can't count the number of times one of us has caught her when she has lost her balance. She won't use a life alert necklace and would just take it off and hide it somewhere. We are out of options, she takes no advice and we have finally accepted this is her choice. Its been a hard thing for us knowing she is going to fall sooner than later and die, or end up bedridden for the rest of her life. I cringe every time the phone rings.