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Gathered around the patio table on a beautiful early autumn evening, talk with friends turned to caring for aging parents. Jan, whose mother lives independently several states away, related an all too familiar story.
“In our daily phone call, I asked Mom how she was doing. She told me she’d fallen the night before. She wasn’t hurt but spent the entire night on the living room floor because she could not get up by herself. It wasn’t until her friend came by for the usual morning coffee visit that she was able to get up.”