I have been taking care of Mom for going onto 10 years now. She turned 96 on May 1st. Things are ok as long as Mom will stand for me and walk a little bit from her room to the bathroom . Mom has not been out of the house (except for twice when she was at the hospital and was taken by ambulance) in years. Since last June, she stays upstairs in her bedroom, the stairs became impossible for her and me helping her navigate them. He primary doctor visits once or twice through the year. Basically he just looks at her, says she looks the same as when he last saw her etc. are there doctors, other than her primary, that come to the house? Mom went to the hospital recently. She woke one morning and seemed really lethargic, head hung way down, wouldn't use her legs at all. I did get her from the bed to a chair and she sat hunched over. At the hospital they did say she had a low grade fever of 100.3 that first day. They did a few tests and all came back fine. The diagnosis was just Alzheimer's/dementia. No real reason what caused her to be as she was that morning before. I really think it's up to me to take care of Mom, I'm having a hard time calling anyone to come do an assessment about caregiving a time or two a week. If I should ask for it to be done by a visiting nurse or the Hospice/Pallative care people, the latter I'm told come at least 2 hrs every day, I don't understand that because I get Mom up and readied for the day, washed etc. by 7 a.m. The care people couldn't come that early. My dogs would bark and that's way too early for them to be out barking. So what would they do if they came even around 9 or so everything, would be done.