Mom has dementia and calls constantly.
My mother, by her own choice, lives in assisted living home and loves it. The problem is, she thinks she needs to call me every time she leaves her apartment and returns. She leaves messages on the home home phone and my cell phone. My cell phone bill is extremely high because of this. I received on the average 30-40 calls a day telling me she is going to eat breakfast, back from breakfast,going to lunch, back from lunch. etc. She calls my home and talks with me and then calls back 5 min later, if I dont answer, she calls everyone who lives around me to come over and see where I am. I have been ran outa the shower with someone pounding on the door cause mom wants to know why I didnt answer the phone. I always tell her I am getting in the shower but she forgets. I have started taking the cordless phone with me to the shower but it dont ring loud enough for me to hear it. Now that summer is coming, I will be ran off the mower by neighbors that she has called and sent to see why I am not answering the phone. The neighbors have been very understanding about this so far but I can tell they are getting a little tired of this. Can someone please give me an idea of what I can do about this?