Worried About Mom
She hasn't had a regular job in almost 30 years and has been a Stay-At-Home Wife/Mom all my life. She currently runs her own dog-sitting business out of their house: Some months she will do really well by it, but other times she'll go a month without business. I worry because her health is awful, she's always dehydrated because she hates drinking water, and she falls regularly due to bad hips, back, vertigo, and more.
She's alone all day until Dad returns from work, and sometimes longer when he goes out-of-state - which is happening more regularly now since his change of position. I'm always worried while he's away, because Mom refuses to use her cane ("I'm only 58, I'm not OLD!"), climbs forbidden ladders (she falls off them regularly), and has a hard time getting up when she falls. I'm scared she'll fall while Dad is away, or have a stroke, and be unable to reach her cellphone for help.
I've suggested a Life-Alert, but she just gets offended. Maybe I'll save up for an Apple Watch: Those have a feature that calls for emergency help when it senses a fall and monitors heart-rate. She'd like the expensiveness of it...