This is what all 80+ year olds, and those to-be, have to look forward to!! This is something that happened at an assisted living center. The people who lived there had small apartments but all ate at a central cafeteria. One morning one of the residents didn’t show for breakfast. My wife went upstairs and knocked on his door to see if he was OK. She could hear him through the door and he said that he was running late and would be down shortly, so she went back to the dining area.
An hour later he hadn’t arrived so she went back up towards his room and found him on the stairs. He was coming down the stairs but was having a hell of time. He had a death grip on the hand rail and seemed to have trouble getting his legs to work right.
She told him she was calling an ambulance but he told her no, he wasn’t in pain and wanted breakfast. She helped him down the stairs and he ate breakfast.
When he tried to return to his room he was completely unable to go up the first stair step so they called an ambulance for him.
A couple hours later she called the hospital to see how he was doing.The receptionist said he was fine, he just had both of his legs in one side of his boxer shorts.
I am sending this to my children so they don’t sell the house before they know all the facts.
an email I read this morning!