My 90-year-old mother has severe arthritis, depression, anxiety and some other issues. She also has a history of many falls, balance issues, TIAs, etc and has used a walker since last year. We have caregivers in her home. After a bout with pneumonia in January, she has had a steady decline in strength and mobility. She is no longer able to get up out our of a chair. Someone else has to lift her entirely without her help. More recently, she seems unable to walk with her walker. I don't think any of this is helped by the fact that she really wants to go join my dad in heaven. We are wondering where this is headed. Do people fade away and die this way? Do they get bedridden and then linger on in a weakened condition? My siblings and I are discussing options like continuing the in-home care, nursing home, etc. Would she be headed to a bed unit at a nursing home, too far gone for assisted living? She still feeds herself. I guess we really want to know what to expect with this kind of decline.