My 82 yr old mom has her own apartment, the one I grew up in. In July of this year she fell (nothing broken) but had to be hospitalized due to urinary traction infection and then go thru physical therapy to regain her strength for walking. She was real eased in August and has stayed with my wife and son since. Less than a month ago she had to be hospitalized again for the infection but was also diagnosed with early cirrhosis of the liver. She was supposed to follow up with the specialist today but canceled cause she's "much better." And she'll get one when she goes home.
She can't live alone, doesn't want home care, and doesn't want to I've with us.