I have been caregiver for my 94 year old mother for 10 years. She has all of her mental faculties.She lives with me because she has said she could never live with any of my brothers or sisters. I have been good to her over the years, helping her while making sure to maintain her dignity.The problem is, she recently fell and landed on her knees. Even though I was in the house, she never called for help. She said she got up on her own after 10 minutes, but told me she had no idea what caused her to go down. She denied feeling dizzy, or that one of her legs may have given out. I took her to the ER for xrays but there were no signs of a fracture. Days later I overheard her tell several family members that she has had numbness in her right foot "for several months" and that this is what caused her to fall. This was surprising to me. This behavior is not new. As a result, I am often caught in the middle with my siblings and my mother and her primary care physician. I take her to the doctor's every 6 months for a check-up, but she will wait until we get back home to inform me of any problems she's having. I do not know how to interpret what is going on. I have been burned out for a long time now.