Hilda was 79 years old with a long career as an au pair and a love of traveling and nature. She was divorced and had not been in touch with her own children for many years. Her long-time friends were her only support, and she was declining. When we met Hilda, she was living alone with the help of part-time caregivers.
She needed to sell her home due to financial limitations and move to an assisted living community, but was unlikely to be accepted based on the following: