Geriatric Psychiatrist Questions Fears

My elderly mother has become very afraid of leaving the house. What should we do?

My mother is 84 years old, and is terrified of leaving the house. She will not step foot outside. I'm not sure what to do to help her. Is there a way to help her overcome this fear?

2 Answers

She needs to be medically and psychiatrically evaluated. If she is not
willing to leave the house, you may need to call your county's mobile
crisis number to see if someone can come and evaluate her. Perhaps they can
find a way to have her evaluated in the ER first since it may take a while
before an appointment with a psychiatrist can be arranged. Thanks.
Psychiatric evaluation to rule out depression or phobias and treat them accordingly.