My grandmother is nearly 96 years old, and she is the most independent person I know. She is my own personal hero for a number of reasons, and she continues to amaze not only me but everyone else who knows her too. About ten years ago, my grandfather died from cancer, and she insisted that she was going to continue to live in their home. She managed on her own up until this past year. She still lives on her own, but a company that provides senior home care in Long Island comes in daily to help her with various things.
The person who comes always makes sure she has taken her medication, but that is just one small thing they do.