My mother's been in the health center (we're not supposed to call it nursing home) attached to her assisted living place since Tuesday.
When I visited her today, I asked her if she could get out of her chair by herself. And she could. Not in a simple easy single movement, but she definitely got out unassisted. Then she and I took a short walk together.
Her spirits are great, she looks wonderful, and I'm extremely optimistic that she'll be back in her apartment within my lifetime!