My mil has been at a NH for 9 months. Her alz has progressed quite a bit recently. I have requested 5 times over the past 5 months to ask the gereatric psychiatrist to check her when he does his rounds every three weeks. Mil desperately needs something for anxiety. She works herself up and calls nonstop about different things- has no ,no short term memory. It is difficult to watch her get so upset about things. Anyway the NH keeps promising to have the psychiatrist visit her and that they will request meds for her but each time there is some excuse. How can I get their attention and make myself heard. I tend to have a difficult time being assertive . Should I put the request in writing and give copies to the head of nursing and the social worker? Would that get us anything? I can not threaten them- that's just against my nature and wouldn't know how to do it anyway.