My 87 year old mom (who I've posted about on this site before), broke her knee days before Christmas, spent a couple of days in the hospital, then almost two weeks in a skilled nursing facility. Been home, with me, for about a week with PT coming in three times a week. My MAJOR ISSUE/PROBLEM is that now she's getting stronger and thinks she can get out of bed to the bathroom, or out of the sofa in the den, without notifying me! I tried every possible communication device before finding a simple baby monitor so she could call, let me know she needs to get up to use the toilet, etc., but she's constantly breaking the number one rule... DO NOT GET UP WITHOUT SUPERVISION (ME!).... THREE TIMES YESTERDAY AND TWICE ALREADY TODAY, and less than an hour since her PT specialist came for her exercises and who reinforced to her the importance of NOT TRYING TO MOVE without my being there! To make things even worse is that I not only came down with the flu (and of which there was a verified/diagnosed outbreak in her SNF) but I'm now having to deal with my own broncho-pneumonia of which the stress she's causing me isn't helping!!! I CAN'T find myself in the hospital, potentially fighting for my own life, while trying to get her to follow that ONE SIMPLE RULE!!! I've tried, every which way, to explain to her WHY SHE CAN'T DO THESE THINGS ON HER OWN YET, but nothing sticks! I'm at the end of my rope and need advice as to, not only keep her from making her own situation worse, but to keep the stress she's now causing me to make my own physical illness worse wherein I end up in the hospital's intensive care unit!!!