Jennifer Aniston’s Ailing Mother Now Under 24-Hour Care After Suffering Injuries Post-Stroke (EXCLUSIVE)

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Nancy Dow, the mother of actress Jennifer Aniston, is under full-time medical care after a series of setbacks since she suffered from a stroke last year — including a number of falls.

“Sadly, as a result of the stroke, Nancy has effectively become disabled,” a source close to Dow told Celebuzz. “She’s forced to shuffle around.”

The effects of the stroke only allow Dow limited physical movement, the source added, which was a major factor in deciding to bring on round-the-clock help.

“She’s getting 24-hour care,” the insider close to the mother of the former Friends star, 43, said.

As for how Dow is able to pay for the medical assistance, the source says she the 76-year-old is still receiving financial support from her ex-husband, Days of Our Lives actor John Aniston, whom she divorced in 1980.

“She [Nancy] still gets a lot of money from Jennifer’s father,” added the source. “So she’s able to pay for the care she needs.”

Aside from the debilitating stroke, Dow’s nasty spills left the family extremely concerned about her well-being while living on her own.

“The first time she fell, the family thought she broke her hip and was very worried,” the source said. “Luckily, it wasn’t as serious as they thought, but she did break a bone in her hip.”

“Then just a couple weeks ago she fell again and bruised her shoulder,” the insider continued.

Dow has been estranged from her daughter since she gave an interview about their relationship in 1996. She later detailed their relationship in a 1999 memoir, From Mother And Daughter To Friends.

In recent months, however, there have been signs that their relationship may be on the mend. In September, Aniston reportedly visited Dow in the hospital with her fiance, Justin Theroux.

Reports also came out in August that said Dow will be invited to their wedding, as well.

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