I'm at my sister's house, her husband's funeral is today. And early this morning she discovered our mom dead on the stairs.
Mom was 87, but in good health for her age. She did have early signs of dementia and was terrified of dying of it the way some of her siblings did, so a quick passing is kind of a blessing. I don't believe she actually died from the fall (no one heard a noise, and it would have been a short fall. ) My guess is she had a sudden heart attack or stroke that caused the fall. By other signs it looks like death came quickly.
Please pray for my sister who is at her breaking point.