My mother will not go to the doctor . we need a geriatric assessment for her inevitable nursing home care package which is coming down the line rapidly and she will not go to the doctor. The doctor thinks she is afraid he will find something wrong with her (eh,,,hellllooooo!! ) At this point , I think she needs to go to a psychiatric unit. I cannot see her co operating with nursing home care. Doctor says we cannot force her. People think shes relatively normal and fairly nice ,till they get to know her, then most run a mile in the opposite direction. She not only refuses to go to the doctor but also hair appointments. Refuses to wash herself or her clothes, refuses to move from her chair. refuses to do anything at all and never goes outside the door. it is 4 years since she stopped doing for herself. she is capable of more yet she pretends to be disabled. my dad has to do everything . the house is in a state ,they refuse to get a cleaner in.