Quoting The Master:" I have anxiety and panic disorders, and severe psoratic arthritis. I've worked full time since I was ... [snip!] ... I had to give up my career in nursing I simply started a new career in IT. IMO there is no disability that you can't work with."
I dunno. My dad is a worker's compensation lawyer and plenty of his clients are just totally unable to work at just about any capacity. The first one that came to mind was a woman who injured her spine while working. During her first surgery to fix it the doctors/nurses/whoever forgot to make sure her eyes didn't have pressure on them during the eight hour procedure (as she was on her stomach and they were using a type of table similar to a massage table) and she went totally blind as a result. Not only is she partially paralyzed because they were unable to fix everything but she was also left totally blind. She was also older too so to say an older woman who has been paralyzed and blinded can work with her disability a bit misguided.
Imagine starting over like that at age 60. And then imagine finding work like that; work that can actually support a person. It just isn't gonna happen in most cases. Learning how to read and commute on your own again would take years alone.