It is very hard on them at this older age, my mom will be 81 next month. She ended up with an ileostomy, and dehydrates very easily because she looses everything in liquid form so her body does not retain any for itself. She has been able to live pretty normally with help from me. Your mom should get one of those motorized scooters to get around. Her house would need some ramps if there are steps. It can be put in the car and taken places to make it easier to get out to the store or hairdresser, etc. instead of a regular walker there is a fancier type called rolls tots that also have a seat and basket. Some even called rolls toe transporters change to wheelchairs if she would get very tired and you or someone can then push her around in it. Is she able to change her bag on her own? Do you have any other specific questions imight be able to answer. My mom has had this for, I think at least 5 years now and I am her main caretaker so any questions I don’t mind trying to help.