Home Alone part 2
Regarding this thread that addresses liability in leaving a loved one "home alone"...
Am I to seriously understand that I cannot go to the grocery store for 30 minutes?
My MIL is 88, very frail, in terrible health, and basically stays in her room glued to CNN except for shuffling to the bathroom with a walker. She is 100% in her right mind, believe me- sharper than I am and never misses a thing.
If I tell her to sit in the chair and not move until I get back, can I still not go shopping without running the risk of being held liable if she does something stupid?
If it was up to her she'd still be living alone and I watch her 24/7 out of concern and kindness to my husband, but if this is indeed the case, I quit. I didn't give up the income of my job to sit here poor all day just to be held legally liable and even prosecuted for an accident caused by her sneaking out of her chair when I am not looking.
There is no one else to watch her and zero money to hire anyone. By the time the husband gets home at night my shopping window is long gone- I am not going grocery shopping at night.
Jeez- what about yard work?
Walking the dogs?
May I take a shower, please?
I am in Kentucky.
And feeling very cranky over this.
At least I know what not to say to the EMT's next time.