I pay for mom to have a landline in her Assisted Living apartment. She has some dementia from strokes, but manages to use her phone to call me when she needs something. I've asked her many times to call and check in with me if she hasn't heard from me, but never does. When I call, the phone rings and rings and she doesn't pick it up (God knows why). I've been sick and injured, and she knows that, and been trying to call for two weeks with no luck, and am disgusted that even after I told the nurse at AL to tell her I'm trying to call, she hasn't bothered to call me.
At this point, am I wrong to expect a little concern and consideration coming my way? A simple phone call?
And if you're wondering, she was never very other-concerned when it came to me, despite what she tells others (she's always telling them she hasn't heard from me and is SO worried). She's not on death's door either, she's mobile with a walker and participates in the activities at AL, wins at Bingo. If I tell her I have money in my purse for her, three hours later when I'm ready to leave for home, she'll remind me to give her the money (read: not THAT demented!).
I'm ready to shut off the phone, I'm so disgusted. Thanks for letting me rant : )