Call the local police for a welfare check....they followed all the steps of above, and could see nothing....but did report seeing her walker...If the walker was there she was there.
Which means they likely looked in a door or window to see the appliance, you
knew the significance of the walker and acted on it;
I had to call out a locksmith, and have him open the door for the police, ($125). There they found my mother laying on the floor knees bloody from trying to get up for 3 days. She had fallen off the bed hanging up the phone after talking to me on Thursday....
Those two first words are the gold
realized that you
had to take responsibility
for the situation, the police
could not legally
call that locksmith any more than they could legally kick the door in. The locksmith only needs to satisfy himself that the bill will be paid for him to legally
do his job. A different and higher standard
applies to emergency responders.
( I'll bet that once the door was opened the officers merely had to shout, and hear
a response from your Mother before they were justified to enter the house)
Also, the thing some folks just don't seem to understand is, if the police officers in the OP had looked in the window and actually seen anything
IE: Blood, overturned furniture, the toddler running around, or heard any
noise such as a moan, cry, scream, They would have booted the door.
Sorry to hear your Mom had to go through that ordeal and, glad things turned out OK.