I am sole caretaker for my mom who is 80, lives alone in her home, she is visually impaired and has, diabetes and afib. We have a long standing plan for me to call her or check on her everyday at certain times. Lately, she just goes about her day with total neglect to accept my phone calls at the designated times..which means I must get ready and go there to physically check on her. I don't normally mind much but I just had a surgery less than 2 weeks ago and am not supposed to be driving or climbing steps. She's knows these things but in spite of it she still doesn't answer her phone. I tried discussing this with her and she just laughed at me and told me I didn't need to worry about her. I'm just about at my wit's end. Can anyone give me any ideas on how to handle this? If I tear thus surgery up I'm going to have a worse problem next time around. Help please!!!!