My mother, who is 86 and lives with us, has had her mobility dramatically decrease over the past 3-4 months. It got so bad at the end of October that she became homebound in her bedroom on the second floor with us down the hall in another bedroom, as I cannot get her to walk short distances. We have been "handling" things as well as we can, and started to develop a "routine" to deal with her limitations, as she could get out of bed and into a wheelchair, and she could stand up briefly in the bathroom. But things are getting worse. She is having more trouble getting out of bed and into the chair, and have trouble sitting up in toilet, even when gripping the sink and with a lot of lifting help. I am starting to get troubled at this point that maybe we are getting over our head in terms of care, and I am concerned I or my wife are going to hurt our backs, which is has been happening to me. When my mother gets confused, she decides to sit on the floor, and that makes it impossible to get her up. I am thinking of getting a Hoyer Lift, but I don't know if a person with such advanced Alzheimer's will handle this. I also was looking at a "Stand Assist Power Lift," which seemed more practical, but wouldn't be of any help when she decides to sit on the floor. (I am also not sure if I can get a Hoyer Lift into the house.) Any of you caring for advanced Alzheimer's Disease patients at home, how are you handling this? It is totally a different issue when they can't walk anymore. Please only looking from responses from those caregivers dealing with this type of issue. Thanks.