My husband suffers from Neuropathy which put him in a wheelchair and he also has some Parkinson's and a mild Dementia. I have to leave now and then to shop. I also have to have cataract surgery soon. He just sits on his recliner the time I am gone but I always hurry back . He tells me he is fine and most of the time he is. But I often wonder, "what if he should decide to get up and fall" .... and hurt himself......I worry about that. I keep a phone next to him when I leave. He can dial 911 or someones number (I think ) so my concern is, Am I legally responsible for him? In other words, "can I be sited for leaving him alone for a short time ? " I worry about that. I have to leave now and then. I really hate to pay someone $25 to just sit and watch him. Like I said, He rarely tries to get up, but one time he did. He had to get to the bathroom. Never made it and I found him on the floor when I got back. Thank God he was not hurt but was a chore getting him up and cleaning him. This only happened once. I do have to go shopping , I know I can have supplies delivered but I love to get out for a couple of hours once in a while. I would hate to be handcuffed and put in jail because of neglect. ( I take excellent care of him ) I worry about this so am I legally respnsible ?